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Lawing has respect of defensive line

When Jonathan Bullard was a senior in high school, Brad Lawing made him a promise. Then the defensive line coach at South Carolina, Lawing told the five-star defensive end that he would play for him in college. Bullard laughed it off, thought it was a typical recruiting tactic and didn't think about it until January 2013. That's when Lawing joined the Florida staff as the defensive line coach.

"Bullard, I'm going to coach you. I am going to coach you," Jonathan Bullard remembered hearing from Brad Lawing over the phone. After Lawing took the defensive line coach job in Gainesville and was setting things up in his office one day in January, he was walking through the facility when he ran into the sophomore defensive lineman. Lawing smiled and remembered that conversation, and although...

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