UF coordinator likes Gators backfield depth

Florida's Mike Gillislee runs during the first half of the Orange and Blue Debut at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on April 7, 2012.

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Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 4:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 4:38 p.m.

Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease said he feels good about the talent the Gators have at tailback. Based on his comments, he feels really good about the starter, senior Mike Gillislee.

“He's a good running back,” Pease said. “He's got good hands, he's smart, he understands recognition in protection, which makes him a well-rounded player. He runs physical, yet he's got great vision and balance for more zone schemes.

“Last year, it was more stretch the boundary. We're going to be downhill in the run game.”

UF has depth at running back, Pease said.

“They (the players behind Gillislee) can see there is great competition there, and kids are taking advantage of their opportunities,” he said. “I think we've got really good runners, I really do.”

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