- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter
To get ready for the start of spring practice on March 14, GatorNation is doing position-by-position previews, breaking down the depth chart for one position each weekday. Today, we'll analyze the offensive line. Tuesday will be the defensive line.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When Florida coach Will Muschamp made his "we are soft" comments following the Florida State game, the bulk of his criticism was intended for the offensive line.
The Gators were able to do pretty much what they wanted in the running game against non-conference patsies and Eastern Division bottom-feeders Kentucky and Tennessee, but they struggled against the rest of the Southeastern Conference and rival Florida State. UF couldn't run the ball between the tackles because the offensive line rarely got any push or created much space.
Florida has the bodies along its offensive line. Now, with a new strength plan and a new coach, these Gators must reinvent themselves in spring practice.