2011 Florida Gators football team

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2011 Florida Gators football
Florida Gators script logo.svg
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 24–17 vs. Ohio State
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
2011 record 7–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Will Muschamp (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn (1st season)
Base defense Multiple 4–3
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)[1]
Uniform
SEC-Uniform-UF.png
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 19 Georgia x   7 1         10 4  
No. 9 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Florida   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Western Division
No. 2 LSU x$   8 0         13 1  
No. 1 Alabama %#   7 1         12 1  
No. 5 Arkansas   6 2         11 2  
Auburn   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         7 6  
Ole Miss   0 8         2 10  
Championship: LSU 42, Georgia 10
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2011 college football season. The Gators competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus, and were led by first-year head coach Will Muschamp. Muschamp coached the Gators to a third-place finish in the SEC East, a 3–5 conference record, a 24–17 Gator Bowl victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes, and an overall win-loss record of 7–6 (.539).

Previous season[edit]

The 2010 Florida Gators compiled an 8–5 overall win-loss record, and a 4–4 record in the Southeastern Conference. They concluded the 2010 season with a 37–24 victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Outback Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 Florida Atlantic* No. 22 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida ESPNU W 41–3   88,708
September 10 Alabama-Birmingham* No. 18 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida FSN W 39–0   87,473
September 17 Tennessee No. 16 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS W 33–23   90,744
September 24 at Kentucky No. 15 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky ESPN W 48–10   65,134
October 1 No. 3 Alabama No. 12 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS L 10–38   90,888
October 8 at No. 1 LSU No. 17 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana CBS L 11–41   93,022
October 15 at No. 24 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama ESPN L 6–17   87,451
October 29 No. 22 Georgia EverBank FieldJacksonville, Florida CBS L 20–24   84,524
November 5 Vanderbiltdagger Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida SECN W 26–21   90,144
November 12 at No. 15 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina CBS L 12–17   80,250
November 19 Furman* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida PPV W 54–32   84,674
November 26 Florida State* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida ESPN2 L 7–21   90,798
January 2 vs. Ohio State* EverBank Field • Jacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) ESPN2 W 24–17   61,312
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released before game time.

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[2] and GatorZone.com.[3]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 22 18 16 15 12 17 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' 23 18 17 15 12 18 RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Game summaries[edit]

Florida Atlantic[edit]

Will Muschamp's debut as head coach for Florida was a success as the Gators defeated the Owls 41–3.[4]

1 234Total
Florida Atlantic 0 300 3
Florida 10 14710 41

UAB[edit]

1 234Total
UAB 0 000 0
Florida 13 12140 39

Tennessee[edit]

1 234Total
Tennessee 0 7610 23
Florida 10 6143 33

[5]

Kentucky[edit]

1 234Total
Florida 21 10107 48
Kentucky 3 700 10

Alabama[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 10 14014 38
Florida 10 000 10

LSU[edit]

1 234Total
Florida 0 380 11
LSU 14 10314 41

Auburn[edit]

1 234Total
Florida 0 600 6
Auburn 7 0010 17

Georgia[edit]

1 234Total
Georgia 0 1077 24
Florida 7 1030 20

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 234Total
Vanderbilt 0 0714 21
Florida 0 1736 26

South Carolina[edit]

1 234Total
Florida 3 036 12
South Carolina 0 1403 17

Furman[edit]

1 234Total
Furman 22 0100 32
Florida 7 201017 54

Florida State[edit]

1 234Total
Florida State 7 707 21
Florida 0 007 7

Gator Bowl[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 1007 17
Florida 7 773 24

Players[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Projected starters and primary backups versus Florida Atlantic.

Roster[edit]

2011 Florida Gators roster

Quarterbacks

Halfbacks

  • 28 Jeff DempsSenior
  • 38 Phillip Bellino – Senior
  • 1 Chris RaineyRedshirt Senior
  • 23 Mike GillisleeJunior
  • 8 Trey Burton – Sophomore
  • 37 Ben Sams – Sophomore
  • 33 Mack Brown – Redshirt Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 34 Jason Traylor – Senior
  • 41 Hunter Joyer – Freshman
  • 35 Jessie Schmitt – Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 85 Frankie Hammond, Jr. – Redshirt Junior
  • 9 Quinton Dunbar – Redshirt Freshman
  • 89 Stephen Alli – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 30 Michael McNeely – Freshman
  • 82 Omarius Hines – Redshirt Junior
  • 4 Andre Debose – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 29 Solomon Schoonover – Senior
  • 7 Robert Clark – Sophomore
  • 83 Solomon Patton – Sophomore
  • 6 Deonte ThompsonRedshirt Senior
  • 80 Ja'Juan Story – Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 87 William Steinmann – Senior
  • 81 A.C. Leonard – Freshman
  • 11 Jordan ReedRedshirt Sophomore
  • 32 Gerald Christian – Sophomore
  • 88 Clay Burton – Freshman

Offensive Line

  • 66 James Wilson – Redshirt Senior
  • 62 Cole Gilliam – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 67 Jon Halapio – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 65 Tommy Jordan – Freshman
  • 63 Trip Thurman – Freshman
  • 78 David Young – Senior
  • 77 Ian Silberman – Redshirt Freshman
  • 72 Jonotthan HarrisonRedshirt Sophomore
  • 75 Chaz GreenRedshirt Freshman
  • 64 Kyle Koehne – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 73 Xavier NixonJunior
  • 71 Matt Patchan – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 50 Sam Robey – Redshirt Junior
  • 56 Dan Wenger – Redshirt Senior

Defensive Line

  • 2 Dominique Easley – Sophomore
  • 73 Sharrif FloydSophomore
  • 96 William Green – Senior
  • 6 Jaye Howard – Redshirt Senior
  • 99 Omar Hunter – Redshirt Junior
  • 90 Evan Holmes – Freshman
  • 93 Kedric Johnson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 34 Lerentee McCray – Redshirt Junior
  • 94 Gerry Marseille – Freshman
  • 91 Earl Okine – Redshirt Junior
  • 44 Leon Orr – Redshirt Freshman
  • 92 Lynden Trail – Redshirt Freshman
  • 97 Tevin Westbrook – Freshman

Buck

Linebackers

  • 25 Gideon Ajagbe – Redshirt Freshman
  • 52 Jon BosticJunior
  • 13 Dee Finley – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 3 Jelani JenkinsRedshirt Sophomore
  • 49 Darrin Kitchens – Sophomore
  • 33 Minch Minchin – Senior
  • 53 Scott Peek – Redshirt Junior
  • 95 Hygens Succes – Junior
  • 51 Michael Taylor – Redshirt Freshman
  • 55 Graham Stewart – Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 31 Brian Biada – Senior
  • 8 Jeremy Brown – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 36 Moses Jenkins – Redshirt Senior
  • 15 Loucheiz PurifoyFreshman
  • 31 Cody RiggsSophomore
  • 5 Marcus Roberson – Freshman
  • 37 Brandon Sanders – Sophomore
  • 45 Newton Lizima – Senior

Safeties

  • 30 Tim Clark – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 22 Matt ElamSophomore
  • 24 Josh EvansJunior
  • 21 Jabari Gorman – Freshman
  • 27 Ben Peacock – Freshman
  • 9 Joshua Shaw – Redshirt Freshman
  • 20 Valdez Showers – Freshman
  • 14 Jaylen Watkins – Sophomore

Punters

  • 44 Kyle ChristyFreshman
  • 39 Todd Fennell – Freshman
  • 40 David Lerner – Senior

Placekickers

  • 98 Zack Brust – Senior
  • 47 John Crofoot – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 97 Brad Phillips – Sophomore
  • 19 Caleb SturgisRedshirt Junior

Long Snappers

  • 43 Kyle Crofoot – Freshman
  • 46 Drew Ferris – Sophomore
  • 54 Christopher Guido – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 50 Cody Hampton – Senior

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Current Responsibilities Joined Staff
Will Muschamp Head Coach 2011
Charlie Weis Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks
2011
Dan Quinn Defensive Coordinator 2011
D.J. Durkin Linebackers
Special Teams
2010
Aubrey Hill Wide Receivers
Recruiting Coordinator
2011
Frank Verducci Offensive Line
Running game Coordinator
2011
Brian White Running backs 2009
Derek Lewis Tight ends 2011
Travaris Robinson Defensive backs 2011
Bryant Young Defensive Line 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2011 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  2. ^ 2012 Florida Football Media Guide Archived May 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 114 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.gatorzone.com/schedule.php?sport=footb
  4. ^ "Gators Convincing in 41–3 Win Over FAU; Take 22nd Straight Season Opener To Begin Muschamp Era. Gatorzone.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  5. ^ [1]

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