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9-4, 1st in SEC - East

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida DL Khairi Clark thinks the offense is moving faster this spring, while WR Josh Hammond said there's increased confidence from the offense this spring in large part because the freshmen quarterbacks are utilizing deep passes more. "Having quarterbacks that aren't afraid to sling it really helps the receivers."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

One thing Florida safety Nick Washington is excited about is how the freshmen QBs aren't afraid to go down field with the football. He's noticed that Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask are taking full advantage of their arm strength. "They've been throwing big bombs. They will throw the deep ball … they're not afraid to let it loose. It's exciting to know they're willing to go for the big play."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida's Kyle Trask was a three-star backup QB prospect with offers from Houston Baptist, which he considered "a dream come true", McNeese State and Lamar. Then Florida came calling. Now, he's competing with four-star ESPN 300 QB Feleipe Franks to restore Florida's proud quarterback tradition. "There hasn't been – and I'm not trying to put anybody down – a solid quarterback [at Florida] since the [Tim] Tebow era," Trask said.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida quarterbacks Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask both think the starting QB battle can be resolved by the end of the spring. Franks thinks it's better for the team if it's decided sooner rather than later. "It's important that one of us step up, take charge and act like [the starting position] is theirs. The guys don't want to go through all of fall can't being indecisive of who to follow."

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Florida corners up and down in McShay's Top 32

Quincy Wilson remains in the top 30 of Todd McShay's list, but Teez Tabor has fallen off sharply after underwhelming at the combine, now sitting behind his teammate.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida DL Khairi Clark says he feels Florida's defense is getting overlooked this year. Florida lost some key members to its defense but Clark feels like this defense will prove that it has what it takes to be even better than the last couple to come through Gainesville. "The attitude is the same as it was last year: we're the best defense in the nation. Just because we're losing guys, that doesn't mean our defense is going to go down. We're going to do everything and handle everything, like we usually do."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida WR Brandon Powell says this is the most talented and competitive receiving group he's been a part during his three-plus years at Florida. One SEC coach recently told ESPN that he believes Florida has the best receiving corps in the SEC and Powell agrees: "We have playmakers everywhere. It's going to be hard to stop us when we get it all together."

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Gators C T.J. McCoy says freshmen QBs Feleipe Franks, Kyle Trask and Kadarius Toney are showing more confidence and knowledge of the game

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Derek Tyson RecruitingNation 

ESPN Jr. 300 wide receiver Jacob Copeland with a nice route and catch. Copeland named a top five of Clemson, Florida, UNC, Miami and Auburn today. Clemson is his leader.

Derek Tyson RecruitingNation 

The 38th-ranked player in the ESPN Jr. 300, Jacob Copeland, has a new leader. Clemson has jumped Florida for the 4-star receiver as the leader. Plans to visit Gators and Tigers for their spring games

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Florida QB Del Rio to have shoulder surgery

Florida head coach Jim McElwain says quarterback Luke Del Rio is going to have surgery on Wednesday to get his throwing shoulder "cleaned out."

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Alabama boasting most talent in draft

The Crimson Tide have eight players graded 80 or better in this year's draft, according to Scouts Inc. Ohio State, Florida and Michigan aren't far behind.

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17dEdward Aschoff

Chasing Alabama: Florida Gators

For the Gators to make it back to the SEC championship game and turn the Tide, it all starts on offense and the need to find a QB and more playmakers.

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