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Florida Defense Working to Force Turnovers

The Florida defense put together a strong year in the first season under head coach Will Muschamp, but the room for improvement wasn't hard to find. The pass rush was average. The turnover margin was well below that. That has been a focus of fall camp. Florida brings back ten starters on the defensive side of the ball. The second year in the defensive scheme should produce more big plays.

The Florida coaches and players have struggled to find the reason for the lack of turnovers in 2011. Some of it is bad luck. Some of it had to do with the first year in the scheme, and some players have admitted that it caused them to play slow. Despite all that should have slowed the defense down last year, the unit ended eighth in the country in total defense. For all of its flaws, the group...

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