Nixon: Gators' attack will have muscle

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Xavier Nixon, Florida's left offensive tackle, isn't giving up any secrets, but he said the Gators are going to commit to running the ball this season.

"That's what you want as an offensive lineman, to be able to roll people off the ball," Nixon said. "That's what we were born to do."

Nixon dismissed the notion that Florida running backs Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey were too small to pound people with the running game.

"They may not be 200 pounds, but you've got to catch them before you can hit them," Nixon said. "Hey, I'm underweight myself."

Nixon said he's up to 285 pounds after playing around 275 last season.