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Gillislee Capitalizes on Long-Awaited Chance

When Mike Gillislee signed with Florida in February of 2009, his first day as the starting running back was on his mind. He just didn't know it would take so long. After waiting through three seasons in Gainesville, Gillislee started his senior year by taking advantage of his chance to start by carrying the ball 24 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns in Florida's win to open the season.

"This is the chance and opportunity that I always dreamed about," Mike Gillislee said. "I think I handled it good for the first time starting a football game and playing the whole football game in college." The game plan Saturday was an opportunity for Gillislee to get in the flow of what the Florida offense wants to be known for. Head coach Will Muschamp spent the offseason preaching about...

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