Durkin expects strong Gator crowd in Miami

D.J. Durkin touched on several key topics Wednesday when speaking with the media. Durkin spoke at length about this upcoming week’s game down in South Florida against the Miami Hurricanes.

  • Durkin credited Neiron Ball for playing a position he hadn’t played before on Saturday. He also said Ball played a good game against Toledo.
  • Ball’s injury was a scary event for the whole team, including the coaching staff.
  • Miami running back Duke Johnson is a guy that Florida must locate during the whole game on Saturday.
  • Durkin talked about how fast the Miami receivers are and how they need to control them.
  • Penalties and third down mistakes are two things that the Gators need to cleanup to improve the defense.
  • The players are excited to play this game simply because they know a lot of the guys on the other side of the ball according to Durkin.
  • Antonio Morrison will play a good bit in the game against Miami.
  • Leon Orr is playing his best football since he’s been at Florida according to Durkin.
  • No bad feelings between the Miami and Florida coaches.
  • Durkin expects a good Gator crowd in Miami on Saturday.
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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.