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Playing fast on defense

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida defensive players sure don't mind the fact their head coach comes from a defensive background.

Will Muschamp came to Florida after serving as the defensive coordinator at Texas the past three seasons, and he plans to coach the Gators' safeties this season.

Dan Quinn, a veteran defensive line coach in the NFL, will be the Gators' defensive coordinator.

But much like Muschamp's former boss, Alabama's Nick Saban, Muschamp's handprints are always going to be on the defense to some degree.

Sophomore linebacker Jelani Jenkins loves this staff's approach to defense.

"They're going to give us a lot of chances to blitz, but we're also going to disguise," said Jenkins, who's working at weakside linebacker. "We have a lot of talent, and we're going to use that athletic ability.

"We play fast, and we have a lot of fast play calls. That's the way Coach Muschamp wants to play, the way Coach Quinn wants to play, and it's the way we want to play."