The Florida Gators' defense struggled last season, including in a 52-46 loss to Alabama in the SEC title game.
Florida’s 2020 defense was one of the program’s worst ever. There are reasons for optimism this spring.
ESPN’s NFL draft expert also weighs in on the draft potential of Wesley Chapel native Tre’ McKitty.
Emory Jones won’t be the only UF passer taking snaps this season.
ESPN’s NFL draft guru called Trask “limited” but still sees him as an early-round pick.


  1. Georgia's Azeez Ojulari is a potential Bucs target with the No. 32 pick in this spring's NFL draft.
  2. The Florida Gators' defense struggled last season, including in a 52-46 loss to Alabama in the SEC title game.
  3. Emory Jones won't be the only Florida Gators quarterback to take snaps early this season, coach Dan Mullen says.
  4. Kyle Trask, who starred at Florida, seems like a second-round pick, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.
  5. Former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert is looking for a new home, again.
  6. Florida's Anthony Duruji gets past Kentucky's Keion Brooks Jr., left, and Devin Askew for a dunk.
  7. USF is scheduled to play the first game of the 2021 season, which will hopefully look a lot better than the 2020 season.
  8. Florida guard Tre Mann, shown in an earlier game, leads the Gators to a 42-22 halftime lead at Auburn and finishes with 19 points.
  9. Florida coach Mike White, shown in an earlier game this month, says "no lead is safe'' after the Gators had their cushion over Georgia shrink near the end of Saturday's victory.
  10. With Kyle Trask headed for the NFL, Emory Jones will likely be leading the Florida Gators' offense.
  11. Tim Tebow is retiring from baseball after five years as a minor leaguer with the New York Mets.
  12. Gators coach Dan Mullen's 2020 season at Florida included a brawl against Missouri.
  13. Florida forward Colin Castleton reaches over Arkansas guard Jalen Tate as they battle for the ball in Fayetteville.
  14. Gators coach Dan Mullen is embarking on the biggest offseason of his Florida tenure.
  15. Gators coach Dan Mullen praised the Bucs' Bruce Arians for the job he did coaching Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl 55 triumph.
  16. The Florida Gators won't be participating in a traditional spring game this year.
  17. In this May 16, 2019, photo, Tim Tebow speaks with reporters before a game with the Mets' Triple-A team in Syracuse, N.Y.  Tebow has been invited to big-league spring training this year by the New York Mets, taking one of 75 spots after Major League Baseball limited spring roster sizes as a coronavirus precaution.
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, right, and his brother, Los Angeles Chargers center Mike Pouncey pose after playing a game against each other.
  19. Former USF coach Charlie Strong was formally introduced Thursday as assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  20. The Gators ended the 2020 season with a deflating three-game losing streak, including a blowout loss to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl.
  21. Florida Gators helmets sit on a table during the game against the Charleston Southern on Sept. 1, 2018 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. (MONICA HERNDON  |  Times)
  22. Connecticut players celebrate following their women's national championship game win against Stanford in San Antonio, Texas, in this April 6, 2010, file photo. The San Antonio region will host the entire NCAA women's tournament this year, the NCAA announced Friday.
  23. Clemson offensive ordinator Tony Elliott speaks during media day for the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans, in this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, file photo.