The Florida Gators have some holes to fill on defense and are missing key players at all levels of a…
Black is Back and Expects Big Year
Black has always denied that stance and actually turned to his parents and the people that watch him play all the time to help make the best decision for him.
"I stuck with the people I trust," Black said when contemplating a chance to move on to the NFL. "It wasn't really that difficult, I listened to my parents and my coaches.
As he prepares for his senior season there is no doubt that he is one of the leaders on this defense, both vocally and with his on the field presence and play making ability. Still, there are some things in his own game he would like to get better at.
"I need to work on my fundamentals, the small things," he said. "There are a few things I need to tune up."
It is now Black and Hill and then a slew of young talent at safety that has seen next to no time on the field already. Only sophomore Josh Evans has even played a down at the position and that was very few plays at the end of blowouts last year.
There are spots along the whole defense that are much the same. It is a mixture of some experience, a lot of youth, and lot of raw talent that must be molded into a defense that will be asked to do it's share of winning games this season as the offense goes through a similar transition.
Black is having fun helping out the young guys and thinks this is a really talented group to work with.
"We are a young football team, but we have a lot of talent across the board," he said. "There is a lot of talent and I am excited to see us play.
"The young guys look good. They are coming along and taking coaching. I have to take more of a leadership role this year. I need to be more of a vocal leader and keep everybody in line. I was a leader last year, but I had a couple of other guys helping me out. Now I am just kind of taking it by myself with Janoris Jenkins and helping the young guys."
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