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Gillislee Gets His Chance

Gillislee Gets His Chance

Anyone that has followed Florida football in recent years usually asks the same question—When will Mike Gillislee earn his chance? It his final season at Florida, but that chance will come in 2012 for the senior. Fans have clamored for more touches for Gillislee, but the lack of carries could be attributed to pass blocking. It's a big part of why he hasn't always been on the field.

Gillislee came to Gainesville without knowing much about pass protection. As it is with most highly recruited running backs, he didn't participate in pass protection much at Deland High School. He was trusted to run the ball and find the end zone. When he came in as a freshman, there were times he was overwhelmed in the backfield. One of those times came when linebacker Brandon Spikes came flying...

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