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Notebook: Discipline Penalties Addressed

Execution on the field slowed the Gators down during the 2011 season, but the amount of penalties didn't make the year any easier. Florida led the SEC in 59.5 penalty yards per game and 100 penalties against, 14 more than any other team, during the season. Florida head coach Will Muschamp is okay with the aggressive penalties, but there were times when the Gators' lack of discipline hurt them.

"Pulling a guy down is discipline," Will Muschamp said. "A bang-bang play that's a judgment call—that happens. It's part of the game. There is a true division between discipline penalties—jumping offsides, false start or communication errors—those are discipline. We need to do a better job getting the play or substitution in on time. They should not happen. "The other stuff—I'm not saying it's...

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