Gators must focus on flags in 2011
Published: Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 11:15 p.m.
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Florida had numerous problems during an 8-5 season that ended with the resignation of former coach Urban Meyer.
But an area of concern that new UF coach Will Muschamp can address immediately in 2011 is penalties. In 2010, Florida was the second-most penalized team in the Southeastern Conference.
The Gators were flagged 101 times for 745 yards in 2010, an average of 57.3 penalty yards per game. Only Arkansas has more penalties (103) and penalty yards (831) in 2010.
Muschamp closed spring practice last March, in part, because he wanted his team to focus on learning a new offense and defense. That focus, Muschamp hopes, will result in minimal mistakes next fall.
Fans will find out whether that move pans out in September, or if there will be more careless false start penalties.
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