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Pass rush needs to take the next step in 2013

The defensive statistics posted by the Florida defense this season showed the improvement from the first year to the second year under Will Muschamp and Dan Quinn. Sixth in rushing defense, 15th in passing defense and third in scoring defense showed the improvement the group made, but there's still one area that needs to take a step forward. The Gators were 52nd in the country in sacks this year.

The best pass rush Florida got at defensive end came from two freshmen — Jonathan Bullard and Dante Fowler. The freshmen combined for 11.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks this season. Bullard led the team with seven quarterback hurries. A full offseason in Gainesville under the strength and conditioning program of Jeff Dillman should help them take the next step forward next season. Fowler...

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