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Searching for a tailback

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One of the few bright spots in Florida's offense in 2011 has been the play of senior running backs Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps.

The two have combined for 1,329 yards and eight touchdowns rushing this season, which is pretty good production in the Southeastern Conference. The problem, though, is how they did it.

UF coach Will Muschamp wants a power running game. That means having a back who can pound the ball between the tackles -- like Alabama's Trent Richardson and LSU's Spencer Ware. Demps and Rainey weren't able to do that. They are speedy backs who are more dangerous on the edge.

If Florida's offense is going to be better next season, the Gators must improve at running back. Here's a look at the position for 2012: