2013 Florida Gators football team

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2013 Florida Gators football
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Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2013 record 4–8 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Will Muschamp (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Brent Pease (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Pro–style
Defensive coordinator D. J. Durkin (1st as coordinator; 4th overall year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#5 Missouri x   7 1         12 2  
#4 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Georgia   5 3         8 5  
#24 Vanderbilt   4 4         9 4  
Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tennessee   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#2 Auburn xy   7 1         12 2  
#7 Alabama x   7 1         11 2  
#14 LSU   5 3         10 3  
#18 Texas A&M   4 4         9 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         7 6  
Ole Miss   3 5         8 5  
Arkansas   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Auburn 59, Missouri 42
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2013 Florida Gators football team represented University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2013 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), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The 2013 season was the Gators' third under head coach Will Muschamp, and finished the season with 4–8 overall, 3–5 in SEC Eastern Division with 5th place finish, and failed to become bowl eligible for the first time since 1990, a season which also ended in a loss to Florida State.

Previous season[edit]

The 2012 Florida Gators compiled an 11–2 overall win-loss record, and a 7–1 record in the Southeastern Conference. They concluded the 2012 season with a loss to the Louisville Cardinals in the Sugar Bowl.

2013 recap[edit]

Following their success in 2012, the Gators were ranked #10 in both major polls coming into the 2013 season. They opened with a 24–6 home win over Toledo, then fell 16–21 to in-state rival Miami in a game in which the Gators gained almost twice as many yards as the Hurricanes but committed 5 turnovers, including a crucial late interception in the red zone.

The Gators next beat the SEC rival Tennessee Volunteers at home, but lost starting quarterback Jeff Driskel for the rest of the season with a broken leg. Tyler Murphy finished the Tennessee game at quarterback and garnered praise for his play in consecutive wins over Kentucky and Arkansas, at which point the team's record was 4–1.

The offense was held to just two field goals in the next game, a 6–17 loss at #10 LSU. This contest would start several negative trends, as the Gators ended the season on a seven game losing streak in which the offense struggled mightily while major injuries ended the season for a dozen starting players, including Tyler Murphy and defensive leader Dominique Easley.

For the first time since the winless 1979 team, the Gators finished the 2013 season with a losing record. Several other streaks were broken, including 22 consecutive seasons going to a bowl game and a 22-game win streak against Vanderbilt. With a November loss to Georgia Southern, Florida suffered its first ever defeat to a lower division team[2] and its first loss to a current FCS team since the winless 1946 Gators lost to Villanova.[3] The Gator offense was ranked 112th nationally.[4]

Despite calls from the fanbase to fire Will Muschamp for the teams' performance, UF athletic director Jeremy Foley repeated several times that he would remain the Gators head coach through 2014. However, offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis were fired on the day after the season finale.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 12:21 p.m. Toledo* #10 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL SECTV W 24–6   83,604
September 7 12:00 p.m. at Miami (FL)* #12 Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Rivalry) ESPN L 16–21   76,968
September 21 3:30 p.m. Tennessee #19 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (Rivalry) CBS W 31–17   90,074
September 28 7:00 p.m. at Kentucky #20 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY ESPNU W 24–7   62,076
October 5 7:00 p.m. Arkansas #18 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN2 W 30–10   90,043
October 12 3:30 p.m. at #10 LSU #17 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS L 6–17   92,980
October 19 12:21 p.m. at #14 Missouri #22 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO SECTV L 17–36   67,124
November 2 3:30 p.m. vs. Georgia EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) CBS L 20–23   84,693
November 9 12:08 p.m. Vanderbiltdagger Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL FSN/Sun L 17–34   88,004
November 16 7:00 p.m. at #11 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN2 L 14–19   83,853
November 23 2:00 p.m. Georgia Southern* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN3/PPV L 20–26   82,459
November 30 12:00 p.m. #2 Florida State* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (Rivalry) ESPN L 7–37   90,454
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released before game time. All times are in Eastern Time.

Source:[5]

Rankings[edit]

The Gators fell out of the AP Top 25 on October 20 for the first time since the final rankings of the 2011 season, when they won the Gator Bowl, following their third loss of the season to Missouri on October 19.

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 15 Final 
AP 10 12 18 19 20 18 17 22 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches' 10 9 20 18 19 19 17 22 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Harris Not released 21 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Roster/Depth Chart[edit]

2013 Florida Gators roster

Quarterbacks

  • 6 Jeff DriskelJunior
  • 3 Tyler MurphyRedshirt Junior
  • 17 Skyler Mornhinweg – Redshirt Freshman
  • 14 Chris Wilkes – Freshman
  • 9 Jacob Guy – Redshirt Freshman
  • 19 Ryan McGriff – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 12 Max Staver – Freshman
  • 13 Christian Provancha – Redshirt Junior
  • 15 Ryan Parrish – Redshirt Junior

Running Backs

  • 24 Matt Jones – Sophomore (6'2, 228)
  • 33 Mack Brown – Redshirt Junior (5'11, 215)
  • 21 Kelvin Taylor – Freshman (5'10, 214)
  • 22 Adam Lane – Freshman (5'7, 205)
  • 37 Mark Herndon – Sophomore
  • 10 Valdez Showers – Redshirt Sophomore

Full Backs

  • 41 Hunter Joyer – Junior (5'11, 233)
  • 25 Gideon Ajagbe – Redshirt Junior (6'2, 243)
  • 29 Rhaheim Ledbetter – Redshirt Freshman

Wide Receivers

  • 1 Quinton Dunbar – Redshirt Junior (6'2, 194)
  • 8 Trey Burton – Senior (6'2, 224)
  • 9 Latroy Pittman – Sophomore (6'0, 207)
  • 11 Demarcus Robinson – Freshman (6'2, 204)
  • 4 Andre Debose – Redshirt Senior (6'0, 187)
  • 81 Marqui Hawkins – Freshman (6'1, 179)
  • 89 Alvin Bailey – Freshman (6'0, 170)
  • 5 Ahmad Fulwood – Freshman (6'4, 200)
  • 85 Chris Thompson – Freshman (6'0, 167)
  • 30 Michael McNeely – Redshirt Junior
  • 33 Chris Maignan – Redshirt Senior
  • 45 Braxton Skinner – Redshirt Senior
  • 81 Darius Masline – Redshirt Freshman
  • 83 Solomon Patton – Senior
  • 86 Raphael Andrades – Sophomore
  • 87 A. J. Mobley – Redshirt Junior

Tight Ends

  • 18 Kent Taylor – Sophomore
  • 82 Bair Diamond – Redshirt Freshman
  • 84 Colin Thompson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 87 Tevin Westbrook – Junior
  • 88 Clay Burton – Junior
 

Offensive Line

  • 67 Jon Halapio – Redshirt Senior
  • 70 D.J. Humphries – Sophomore
  • 72 Jonotthan Harrison – Redshirt Senior
  • 76 Max Garcia – Redshirt Junior
  • 75 Chaz Green – Redshirt Junior
  • 73 Tyler Moore – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 74 Trenton Brown – Junior
  • 64 Kyle Koehne – Redshirt Senior
  • 63 Trip Thurman – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 50 Octavius Jackson – Freshman
  • 71 Cameron Dillard – Freshman
  • 55 Rod Johnson – Freshman
  • 78 Quinteze Williams – Redshirt Freshman
  • 77 Ian Silberman – Redshirt Junior
  • 79 Matthew Fuchs – Redshirt Freshman

Defensive Line (NT)(DT)

  • 2 Dominique Easley – Senior (6'3, 286)
  • 55 Darious Cummings – Junior (6'1, 309)
  • 4 Damien Jacobs – Senior (6'2, 286)
  • 44 Leon Orr – Redshirt Junior (6'5, 310)
  • 57 Caleb Brantley – Freshman (6'3, 304)
  • 99 Jay-nard Bostwick – Freshman (6'4 291)

Defensive Line (DE)

  • 90 Jonathan Bullard – Sophomore (6'3, 270)
  • 94 Bryan Cox Jr. – Redshirt Freshman (6'3 260)
  • 95 Alex McCallister – Redshirt Freshman (6'6 238)
  • 91 Joey Ivie – Freshman (6'3 263)
  • 17 Jordan Sherit – Freshman (6'5 234)
  • 45 Antonio Riles – Freshman (6'4 286)
  • 57 Dakota Wilson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 97 Evan Holmes – Redshirt Sophomore
 

Buck

  • 6 Dante Fowler, Jr. – Sophomore (6'3 265)
  • 7 Ronald PowellRedshirt Junior (6'4 240)
  • 95 Alex McCallister – Redshirt Freshman (6'6 238)

Linebackers

  • 3 Antonio Morrison – Sophomore
  • 7 Ronald PowellRedshirt Junior
  • 11 Neiron Ball – Redshirt Junior
  • 49 Darrin Kitchens – Senior
  • 51 Michael Taylor – Redshirt Junior
  • 13 Daniel McMillian – Freshman
  • 34 Alex Anzalone – Freshman
  • 9 Matt Rolin – Freshman
  • 40 Jarrad Davis – Freshman
  • 28 Jeremi Powell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 36 David Campbell – Redshirt Senior
  • 38 Samuel Nowakowski – Redshirt Freshman
  • 53 Cody Adams – Redshirt Sophomore

Defensive backs

Safety

  • 31 Cody Riggs – Redshirt Junior
  • 20 Marcus Maye – Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Jabari Gorman – Junior
  • 22 Nick Washington – Freshman
  • 42 Keanu Neal – Freshman
  • 26 Marcell Harris – Freshman
  • 21 Evan Schroeder – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 22 Hugh Miles – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 27 Ben Peacock – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 30 Tim Clark – Redshirt Senior

Punters

  • 4 Kyle ChristyJunior
  • 39 Todd Fennell – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 40 Justin Vogel – Redshirt Freshman
  • 42 Grant Van Aman – Redshirt Freshman
  • 19 Johnny Townsend – Freshman

Kickers

  • 16 Austin Hardin – Redshirt Freshman
  • 95 Francisco Velez – Redshirt Junior
  • 97 Brad Phillips – Senior

Long Snappers

  • 43 Kyle Crofoot – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 46 Drew Ferris – Redshirt Junior

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Current Responsibilities Joined Staff
Will Muschamp Head Coach 2011
Brent Pease Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2012
D. J. Durkin Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2010
Jeff Choate Assisant Head Coach, Outside Linebackers/Special Teams 2013
Joker Phillips Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator 2013
Brad Lawing Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line 2013
Tim Davis Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator 2012
Travaris Robinson Defensive Backs 2011
Brian White Running Backs 2009
Derek Lewis Tight Ends 2011

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