2010 Florida Gators football team

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2010 Florida Gators football
Florida Gators script logo.svg
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 37–24 vs. Penn State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2010 record8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachUrban Meyer (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Addazio (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Defensive coordinatorTeryl Austin (1st season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainAhmad Black
A.J. Jones
Duke Lemmens
Mike Pouncey
Justin Trattou
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)[1]
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 22 South Carolina x   5 3         9 5  
Florida   4 4         8 5  
Georgia   3 5         6 7  
Tennessee   3 5         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         6 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Auburn x$#   8 0         14 0  
No. 12 Arkansas %   6 2         10 3  
No. 8 LSU   6 2         11 2  
No. 10 Alabama   5 3         10 3  
No. 15 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Ole Miss   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2010 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 season was the sixth and final campaign for coach Urban Meyer, who led the Gators to a 37–24 Outback Bowl victory over coach Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions, and an overall win-loss record of 8–5 (.615).

Previous season[edit]

In the 2009 season, the Gators went 12–0 in the regular season, but lost to Alabama in the SEC Championship game. The Gators concluded their season with a win over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2010 Sugar Bowl.

Pre-season[edit]

In the annual Orange and Blue Spring Game, the blue team won 27–24. Quarterback John Brantley was 15/19 and threw for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns. Trey Burton was 12/18 for 120 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD, 123 yards on 10 carries with 2 TDs.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 4Miami (OH)*No. 4ESPNW 34–1290,178
September 11South Florida*No. 8
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
SECNW 38–1490,612
September 18at TennesseeNo. 10CBSW 31–17102,455
September 25KentuckyNo. 9
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNUW 48–1490,547
October 2at No. 1 AlabamaNo. 7CBSL 6–31101,821
October 9No. 12 LSUNo. 14
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNL 29–3390,721
October 16Mississippi StatedaggerNo. 22
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNUL 7–1090,517
October 30GeorgiaCBSW 34–31 OT84,444
November 6at VanderbiltSECNW 55–1433,848
November 13No. 22 South CarolinaNo. 24
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNL 14–3690,885
November 20Appalachian State*
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPN3W 48–1090,119
November 27at No. 22 Florida State*ABCL 7–3182,324
January 1Penn State*ABCW 37–2460,574
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[3] and GatorZone.com.[4]

Game summaries[edit]

Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 3 3 3 3 12
#4 Gators 0 21 0 13 34

South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 7 0 7 0 14
#8 Gators 0 7 21 10 38

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Gators 0 7 17 7 31
Volunteers 3 0 7 7 17

Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 7 0 14
#9 Gators 14 7 13 14 48

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Gators 0 3 3 0 6
#1 Crimson Tide 3 21 7 0 31

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Tigers 3 17 0 13 33
#14 Gators 0 14 0 15 29

Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 0 0 0 10
#22 Gators 0 0 7 0 7

Georgia[edit]

First College Football overtime game in Jacksonville, Florida

1 2 3 4OT Total
Gators 0 21 0 103 34
Bulldogs 0 7 3 210 31

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 7 34 14 0 55
Commodores 0 0 7 7 14

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Gamecocks 9 6 7 14 36
#24 Gators 7 0 0 7 14

Appalachian State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 0 0 3 7 10
Gators 21 7 14 6 48

Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 7 0 0 0 7
#22 Seminoles 3 21 7 0 31

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP 4 8 10 9 7 14 22 -- RV RV 24 -- -- --
Coaches 3 6 7 8 7 12 22 -- -- RV 24 -- -- --
Harris Not released 22 RV RV RV 23 -- -- -- N/A
BCS Not released -- -- -- 22 -- -- -- N/A

Personnel[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

(revised 10–30–10)

Roster[edit]

2010 Florida Gators roster

Quarterbacks

  • 12 John BrantleyRedshirt Junior
  • 8 Trey Burton – Freshman
  • 10 Tyler MurphyFreshman
  • 18 Ryan Parrish – Freshman
  • 14 Chandler Carr – Freshman

Running Backs

  • 2 Jeff DempsJunior
  • 21 Emmanuel MoodyRedshirt Senior
  • 23 Mike GillisleeSophomore
  • 33 Mack Brown – Freshman
  • 44 Ean McQuay – Redshirt Junior
  • 86 Phillip Bellino – Freshman
  • 28 Deandre Goins – Freshman
  • 37 Ben Sams – Freshman
  • 20 Malcolm Jones – Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 42 Steven Wilks – Redshirt Junior
  • 45 T. J. Pridemore – Redshirt Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 3 Chris RaineyRedshirt Junior
  • 2 Cameron Parker – Redshirt Freshman
  • 5 Chris Dunkley – Freshman
  • 6 Deonte ThompsonRedshirt Junior
  • 7 Justin Williams – Redshirt Senior
  • 9 Carl Moore – Redshirt Senior
  • 18 T. J. Lawrence – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 81 Robert Clark – Freshman
  • 82 Omarius Hines – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 83 Solomon Patton – Freshman
  • 84 Quinton Dunbar – Freshman
  • 85 Frankie Hammond Jr. – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 87 Josh Postell – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 89 Stephen Alli – Redshirt Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 11 Jordan ReedRedshirt Freshman
  • 32 Gerald Christian – Freshman
  • 86 Will Hiler – Freshman
  • 80 Desmond Parks – Redshirt Freshman
  • 88 Micheal McFarland – Freshman

Offensive Line

  • 50 Sam Robey – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 55 Mike PounceySenior
  • 57 Carl Johnson – Redshirt Senior
  • 58 Nick Alajajian – Sophomore
  • 60 William Steinmann – Junior
  • 63 Cole Gilliam – Redshirt Freshman
  • 64 Kyle Koehne – Redshirt Freshman
  • 66 James Wilson – Redshirt Junior
  • 67 Jon Halapio – Redshirt Freshman
  • 71 Matt Patchan – Junior
  • 72 Jonotthan HarrisonRedshirt Freshman
  • 73 Xavier NixonSophomore
  • 74 Maurice HurtRedshirt Senior
  • 75 Chaz GreenFreshman
  • 76 Marcus GilbertRedshirt Senior
  • 77 Ian Silberman – Freshman
  • 78 David Young – Redshirt Sophomore

Defensive Line

  • 6 Jaye Howard – Redshirt Junior
  • 7 Ronald PowellFreshman
  • 34 Lerentee McCray – Junior
  • 44 Duke Lemmens – Senior
  • 47 Brandon Antwine – Redshirt Senior
  • 48 Neiron Ball – Freshman
  • 57 Samuel Johnson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 65 Glen Watson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 58 Dominique Easley – Freshman
  • 61 Gary Beemer – Redshirt Senior
  • 68 Leon Orr – Freshman
  • 70 Shawn Schmeider – Redshirt Senior
  • 73 Sharrif FloydFreshman
  • 85 Lynden Trail – Freshman
  • 90 Lawrence Marsh – Redshirt Senior
  • 91 Earl Okine – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 92 Terron Sanders – Redshirt Senior
  • 93 Kedric Johnson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 94 Justin TrattouSenior
  • 96 William Green – Junior
  • 99 Omar Hunter – Redshirt Sophomore

Linebackers

  • 13 Dee Finley – Sophomore
  • 16 A. J. Jones – Redshirt Senior
  • 23 Chris Martin - Redshirt Freshman
  • 25 Gideon Ajagbe – Freshman
  • 26 Lorenzo Edwards – Senior
  • 33 Scott Peek – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 40 Brandon Hicks – Senior
  • 43 Jelani JenkinsRedshirt Freshman
  • 46 Michael Ross – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 49 Darrin Kitchens – Freshman
  • 51 Micheal Taylor – Freshman
  • 95 Hygens Succes – Sophomore
  • 45 Christian Estevez – Freshman
  • 59 Osmanny Gomez – Freshman
  • 52 Jon BosticSophomore

Cornerbacks

  • 1 Janoris JenkinsJunior
  • 14 Jaylen Watkins – Freshman
  • 23 Corey Henderson – Redshirt Junior
  • 8 Jeremy Brown – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 29 Joshua ShawFreshman
  • 31 Brian Biada – Redshirt Freshman
  • 31 Cody RiggsFreshman
  • 36 Moses Jenkins – Senior
  • 37 Brandon Sanders – Freshman

Safeties

Punters

  • 17 Chas HenrySenior
  • 40 David Lerner – Redshirt Sophomore

Kickers

  • 19 Caleb SturgisJunior
  • 47 John Crofoot – Redshirt Freshman
  • 86 Eric Strack – Redshirt Freshman
  • 98 Zack Brust –Junior

Long Snappers

  • 50 Cody Hampton – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 59 Christopher Guido – Redshirt Freshman
  • 59 John Fairbanks – Redshirt Senior

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Current Responsibilities Joined Staff Alma mater
Urban Meyer Head Coach 2005 Cincinnati
Steve Addazio Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Line
2005 Central Connecticut State
Zach Azzanni Wide Receivers 2010 Central Michigan
Stan Drayton Running backs 2010 Allegheny
D. J. Durkin Outside Linebackers
Special Teams
2010 Bowling Green
Teryl Austin Defensive Coordinator 2010 Pittsburgh
Chuck Heater Co-Defensive Coordinator
Defensive Backs
2005 Michigan
Scot Loeffler Quarterbacks 2009 Michigan
Dan McCarney Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Line
2008 Iowa
Brian White Tight Ends 2009 Harvard


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2010 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "2010 Orange & Blue Game Recap: All My Quarterbacks". alligatorarmy.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  3. ^ 2012 Florida Football Media Guide Archived May 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 114 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  4. ^ GatorZone.com, Football, History, Florida Football 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2011.

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