When Mike Gillislee signed with Florida in February of 2009, his first day as the starting running…
Pease Not Surprised by Gillislee Success
"He's very talented," Pease said of Mike Gillislee. "He provides such a downhill running attack and yet you can see when he starts to bounce plays, he's elusive enough and he's great in the open field. He does a good job of reading blocks down field. You can use him. He's not just a downhill runner, but he can be if he has to. He has good hands. We just have to continue to get him the ball." That's the plan going into Neyland Stadium on Saturday. The Gators have focused on ball control and winning the time of possession battle while having success on the ground. The offense was more open on Saturday at Texas A&M, but the focal point of the offense remains—the Gators want Gillislee to put up big numbers. That's what has happened during the first two weeks. Gillislee has run the ball 38 times for 231 yards and four touchdowns. He came into the year as the only running back on the Florida roster with experience, and the senior has made a big impact this year. His success hasn't...
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