2011 Florida Gators football team

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2011 Florida Gators football
Florida Gators script logo.png
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl vs. Ohio State, W 24–17
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2011 record 7–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Will Muschamp (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis (1st year)
Offensive scheme Pro–style
Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn (1st year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#19 Georgia x   7 1         10 4  
#9 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Florida   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Western Division
#2 LSU x   8 0         13 1  
#1 Alabama   7 1         12 1  
#5 Arkansas   6 2         11 2  
Auburn   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         7 6  
Ole Miss   0 8         2 10  
Championship: LSU 42, Georgia 10
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2011 college football season. The Gators competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus, and were led by first-year head coach Will Muschamp. Muschamp coached the Gators to a third-place finish in the SEC East, a 3–5 conference record, a 24–17 Gator Bowl victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes, and an overall win-loss record of 7–6 (.539).

Previous season[edit]

The 2010 Florida Gators compiled an 8–5 overall win-loss record, and a 4–4 record in the Southeastern Conference. They concluded the 2010 season with a victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Outback Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 Florida Atlantic* #22 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPNU W 41–3   88,708
September 10 UAB* #18 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL FSN W 39–0   87,473
September 17 Tennessee #16 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS W 33–23   90,744
September 24 at Kentucky #15 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY ESPN W 48–10   65,134
October 1 #3 Alabama #12 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS L 10–38   90,888
October 8 at #1 LSU #17 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA CBS L 11–41   93,022
October 15 at #24 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 6–17   87,451
October 29 vs. #22 Georgia EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL CBS L 20–24   84,524
November 5 Vanderbilt Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (Homecoming) SECN W 26–21   90,144
November 12 at #15 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC CBS L 12–17   80,250
November 19 Furman* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL PPV W 54–32   84,674
November 26 Florida State* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN2 L 7–21   90,798
January 2 vs. Ohio State* EverBank Field • Jacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ESPN2 W 24–17   61,312
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released before game time.

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[1] and GatorZone.com.[2]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 22 18 16 15 12 17 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' 23 18 17 15 12 18 RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Game notes[edit]

Florida Atlantic[edit]

Will Muschamp's debut as head coach for Florida.[3]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida Atlantic 0 3 0 0 3
Florida 10 14 7 10 41


UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 13 12 14 0 39


Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 7 6 10 23
Florida 10 6 14 3 33

[4]

Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 21 10 10 7 48
Kentucky 3 7 0 0 10


Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 10 14 0 14 38
Florida 10 0 0 0 10


LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 3 8 0 11
LSU 14 10 3 14 41


Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 6 0 0 6
Auburn 7 0 0 10 17


Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 0 10 7 7 24
Florida 7 10 3 0 20


Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 0 7 14 21
Florida 0 17 3 6 26


South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 3 0 3 6 12
South Carolina 0 14 0 3 17


Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Furman 22 0 10 0 32
Florida 7 20 10 17 54


Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida State 7 7 0 7 21
Florida 0 0 0 7 7


Gator Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 0 10 0 7 17
Florida 7 7 7 3 24


Players[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Projected starters and primary backups versus Florida Atlantic.

Defense


FS
De'Ante Saunders
Josh Evans


WLB MLB SLB
Jelani Jenkins Jon Bostic Lerentee McCray
Dee Finley Michael Taylor Darrin Kitchens
SS
Matt Elam
Joshua Shaw
CB
Jeremy Brown
Marcus Roberson


DE DT DT DE
Ronald Powell Dominique Easley Jaye Howard Sharrif Floyd
Kedric Johnson Leon Orr Omar Hunter William Green
CB
Cody Riggs
Moses Jenkins
Offense
WR
Quinton Dunbar
Andre Debose
LT LG C RG RT
Xavier Nixon Dan Wenger Jonnotthan Harrison Jon Halapio Matt Patchan
Chaz Green Kyle Koehne Dan Wenger Nick Alajajian Chaz Green
TE
Jordan Reed
Gerald Christian
WR
Deonte Thompson
Frankie Hammond Jr.
QB
John Brantley
Jeff Driskel
RB
Chris Rainey
Jeffery Demps
FB
Trey Burton
Hunter Joyer
Special Teams
PK Caleb Sturgis
P David Lerner
KR Andre Debose
PR Chris Rainey
LS Drew Ferris


Roster[edit]

2011 Florida Gators roster

Quarterbacks

  • 12 John BrantleyRedshirt Senior
  • 16 Jeff DriskelFreshman
  • 19 Ryan McGriff – Freshman
  • 14 Chandler Carr – Sophomore
  • 9 Christian Provancha – Sophomore
  • 18 Ryan Parrish - Sophomore
  • 17 Jacoby Brissett - Freshman
  • 10 Tyler Murphy - Redshirt Freshman

Halfbacks

  • 28 Jeff DempsSenior
  • 38 Phillip Bellino – Senior
  • 1 Chris RaineyRedshirt Senior
  • 23 Mike GillisleeJunior
  • 8 Trey Burton – Sophomore
  • 37 Ben Sams – Sophomore
  • 33 Mack Brown – Redshirt Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 34 Jason Traylor – Senior
  • 41 Hunter Joyer – Freshman
  • 35 Jessie Schmitt – Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 85 Frankie Hammond, Jr. – Redshirt Junior
  • 84 Quinton Dunbar – Redshirt Freshman
  • 89 Stephen Alli – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 30 Michael McNeely – Freshman
  • 82 Omarius Hines – Redshirt Junior
  • 4 Andre Debose – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 29 Solomon Schoonover – Senior
  • 7 Robert Clark – Sophomore
  • 83 Solomon Patton – Sophomore
  • 6 Deonte ThompsonRedshirt Senior
  • 80 Ja'Juan Story – Freshman
 

Tight Ends

  • 87 William Steinmann – Senior
  • 81 A.C. Leonard – Freshman
  • 11 Jordan ReedRedshirt Sophomore
  • 32 Gerald Christian – Sophomore
  • 88 Clay Burton – Freshman

Offensive Line

  • 66 James Wilson – Redshirt Senior
  • 62 Cole Gilliam – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 67 Jon Halapio – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 65 Tommy Jordan - Freshman
  • 63 Trip Thurman - Freshman
  • 78 David Young - Senior
  • 77 Ian Silberman - Redshirt Freshman
  • 72 Jonotthan Harrison - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 75 Chaz Green - Redshirt Freshman
  • 64 Kyle Koehne - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 73 Xavier Nixon - Junior
  • 71 Matt Patchan - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 50 Sam Robey - Redshirt Junior
  • 56 Dan Wenger - Redshirt Senior

Defensive Line

  • 2 Dominique Easley - Sophomore
  • 73 Sharrif Floyd - Sophomore
  • 96 William Green - Senior
  • 6 Jaye Howard - Redshirt Senior
  • 99 Omar Hunter - Redshirt Junior
  • 90 Evan Holmes - Freshman
  • 93 Kedric Johnson - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 34 Lerentee McCray - Redshirt Junior
  • 94 Gerry Marseille - Freshman
  • 91 Earl Okine - Redshirt Junior
  • 44 Leon Orr - Redshirt Freshman
  • 92 Lynden Trail - Redshirt Freshman
  • 97 Tevin Westbrook - Freshman
 

Buck

Linebackers

  • 25 Gideon Ajagbe - Redshirt Freshman
  • 52 Jon Bostic - Junior
  • 13 Dee Finley - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 3 Jelani Jenkins - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 49 Darrin Kitchens - Sophomore
  • 33 Minch Minchin - Senior
  • 53 Scott Peek - Redshirt Junior
  • 95 Hygens Succes - Junior
  • 51 Michael Taylor - Redshirt Freshman
  • 55 Graham Stewart - Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 31 Brian Biada - Senior
  • 8 Jeremy Brown - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 36 Moses Jenkins - Redshirt Senior
  • 15 Loucheiz Purifoy - Freshman
  • 31 Cody Riggs - Sophomore
  • 5 Marcus Roberson - Freshman
  • 37 Brandon Sanders - Sophomore
  • 45 Newton Lizima - Senior

Safeties

  • 30 Tim Clark - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 22 Matt Elam - Sophomore
  • 24 Josh Evans - Junior
  • 21 Jabari Gorman - Freshman
  • 27 Ben Peacock - Freshman
  • 9 Joshua Shaw - Redshirt Freshman
  • 20 Valdez Showers - Freshman
  • 14 Jaylen Watkins - Sophomore

Punters

  • 44 Kyle Christy - Freshman
  • 39 Todd Fennell - Freshman
  • 40 David Lerner - Senior

Placekickers

  • 98 Zack Brust - Senior
  • 47 John Crofoot - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 97 Brad Phillips - Sophomore
  • 19 Caleb Sturgis - Redshirt Junior

Long Snappers

  • 43 Kyle Crofoot - Freshman
  • 46 Drew Ferris - Sophomore
  • 54 Christopher Guido – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 50 Cody Hampton - Senior

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Current Responsibilities Joined Staff
Will Muschamp Head Coach 2011
Charlie Weis Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks
2011
Dan Quinn Defensive Coordinator 2011
D.J. Durkin Linebackers
Special Teams
2010
Aubrey Hill Wide Receivers
Recruiting Coordinator
2011
Frank Verducci Offensive Line
Running game Coordinator
2011
Brian White Running backs 2009
Derek Lewis Tight ends 2011
Travaris Robinson Defensive backs 2011
Bryant Young Defensive Line 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 114 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.gatorzone.com/schedule.php?sport=footb
  3. ^ "Gators Convincing in 41-3 Win Over FAU; Take 22nd Straight Season Opener To Begin Muschamp Era. Gatorzone.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  4. ^ [1]

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