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Elam Says Communication is Vital

It is a new defense for the Florida Gators and now more than it has been in the past, the guys on this defense have got to communicate with one another. There are reads in terms of the opponent's personnel and offensive formations as well, meaning the communication has to happen well before the play, through the snap of the ball, and even after the snap. Elam says he is up for the challenge.

When Will Muschamp was hired as the head coach at Florida, everyone expected a different mindset when it comes to defense. It isn't that the gators have played poor defense, quite the contrary. However, Muschamp is a defensive guy first and his defenses are complex, aggressive, and fun to watch. They also require the guys playing on that side of the ball to be in contact with one another and that...

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