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The 2010 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2010 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), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The season was the sixth and final campaign for coach Urban Meyer, who led the Gators to a 37–24 Outback Bowl victory over coach Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions, and an overall win-loss record of 8–5 (.615).

2010 Florida Gators football
Florida Gators script logo.svg
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 37–24 vs. Penn State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2010 record8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachUrban Meyer (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Addazio (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Defensive coordinatorTeryl Austin (1st season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainAhmad Black
A.J. Jones
Duke Lemmens
Mike Pouncey
Justin Trattou
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)[1]
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 22 South Carolina x   5 3         9 5  
Florida   4 4         8 5  
Georgia   3 5         6 7  
Tennessee   3 5         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         6 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Auburn x$#   8 0         14 0  
No. 12 Arkansas %   6 2         10 3  
No. 8 LSU   6 2         11 2  
No. 10 Alabama   5 3         10 3  
No. 15 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Ole Miss   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

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Previous seasonEdit

In the 2009 season, the Gators went 12–0 in the regular season, but lost to Alabama in the SEC Championship game. The Gators concluded their season with a win over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2010 Sugar Bowl.

Pre-seasonEdit

In the annual Orange and Blue Spring Game, the blue team won 27–24. Quarterback John Brantley was 15/19 and threw for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns. Trey Burton was 12/18 for 120 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD, 123 yards on 10 carries with 2 TDs.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 4Miami (OH)*No. 4ESPNW 34–1290,178
September 11South Florida*No. 8
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
SECNW 38–1490,612
September 18at TennesseeNo. 10CBSW 31–17102,455
September 25KentuckyNo. 9
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNUW 48–1490,547
October 2at No. 1 AlabamaNo. 7CBSL 6–31101,821
October 9No. 12 LSUNo. 14
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNL 29–3390,721
October 16Mississippi State No. 22
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNUL 7–1090,517
October 30GeorgiaCBSW 34–31 OT84,444
November 6at VanderbiltSECNW 55–1433,848
November 13No. 22 South CarolinaNo. 24
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPNL 14–3690,885
November 20Appalachian State*
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, Florida
ESPN3W 48–1090,119
November 27at No. 22 Florida State*ABCL 7–3182,324
January 1Penn State*ABCW 37–2460,574
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[3] and GatorZone.com.[4]

RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP 4 8 10 9 7 14 22 -- RV RV 24 -- -- --
Coaches 3 6 7 8 7 12 22 -- -- RV 24 -- -- --
Harris Not released 22 RV RV RV 23 -- -- -- N/A
BCS Not released -- -- -- 22 -- -- -- N/A

Game summariesEdit

Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 3 3 3 3 12
#4 Gators 0 21 0 13 34

South FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 7 0 7 0 14
#8 Gators 0 7 21 10 38

TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Gators 0 7 17 7 31
Volunteers 3 0 7 7 17

KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 7 0 14
#9 Gators 14 7 13 14 48

AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Gators 0 3 3 0 6
#1 Crimson Tide 3 21 7 0 31

LSUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Tigers 3 17 0 13 33
#14 Gators 0 14 0 15 29

Mississippi StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 0 0 0 10
#22 Gators 0 0 7 0 7

GeorgiaEdit

First College Football overtime game in Jacksonville, Florida

1 2 3 4OT Total
Gators 0 21 0 103 34
Bulldogs 0 7 3 210 31

VanderbiltEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 7 34 14 0 55
Commodores 0 0 7 7 14

South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Gamecocks 9 6 7 14 36
#24 Gators 7 0 0 7 14

Appalachian StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 0 0 3 7 10
Gators 21 7 14 6 48

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 7 0 0 0 7
#22 Seminoles 3 21 7 0 31

PersonnelEdit

Depth chartEdit

(revised 10–30–10)

RosterEdit

2010 Florida Gators roster

Quarterbacks

  • 12 John Brantley  Junior
  • 8 Trey Burton – Freshman
  • 10 Tyler MurphyFreshman
  • 18 Ryan Parrish – Freshman
  • 14 Chandler Carr – Freshman

Running Backs

  • 2 Jeff DempsJunior
  • 21 Emmanuel Moody  Senior
  • 23 Mike GillisleeSophomore
  • 33 Mack Brown – Freshman
  • 44 Ean McQuay –   Junior
  • 86 Phillip Bellino – Freshman
  • 28 Deandre Goins – Freshman
  • 37 Ben Sams – Freshman
  • 20 Malcolm Jones – Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 42 Steven Wilks –   Junior
  • 45 T. J. Pridemore –   Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 3 Chris Rainey  Junior
  • 2 Cameron Parker –   Freshman
  • 5 Chris Dunkley – Freshman
  • 6 Deonte Thompson  Junior
  • 7 Justin Williams –   Senior
  • 9 Carl Moore –   Senior
  • 18 T. J. Lawrence –   Sophomore
  • 81 Robert Clark – Freshman
  • 82 Omarius Hines –   Sophomore
  • 83 Solomon Patton – Freshman
  • 84 Quinton Dunbar – Freshman
  • 85 Frankie Hammond Jr. –   Sophomore
  • 87 Josh Postell –   Sophomore
  • 89 Stephen Alli –   Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 11 Jordan Reed  Freshman
  • 32 Gerald Christian – Freshman
  • 86 Will Hiler – Freshman
  • 80 Desmond Parks –   Freshman
  • 88 Micheal McFarland – Freshman

Offensive Line

  • 50 Sam Robey –   Sophomore
  • 55 Mike PounceySenior
  • 57 Carl Johnson –   Senior
  • 58 Nick Alajajian – Sophomore
  • 60 William Steinmann – Junior
  • 63 Cole Gilliam –   Freshman
  • 64 Kyle Koehne –   Freshman
  • 66 James Wilson –   Junior
  • 67 Jon Halapio –   Freshman
  • 71 Matt Patchan – Junior
  • 72 Jonotthan Harrison  Freshman
  • 73 Xavier NixonSophomore
  • 74 Maurice Hurt  Senior
  • 75 Chaz GreenFreshman
  • 76 Marcus Gilbert  Senior
  • 77 Ian Silberman – Freshman
  • 78 David Young –   Sophomore

Defensive Line

  • 6 Jaye Howard –   Junior
  • 7 Ronald PowellFreshman
  • 34 Lerentee McCray – Junior
  • 44 Duke Lemmens – Senior
  • 47 Brandon Antwine –   Senior
  • 48 Neiron Ball – Freshman
  • 57 Samuel Johnson –   Sophomore
  • 65 Glen Watson –   Sophomore
  • 58 Dominique Easley – Freshman
  • 61 Gary Beemer –   Senior
  • 68 Leon Orr – Freshman
  • 70 Shawn Schmeider –   Senior
  • 73 Sharrif FloydFreshman
  • 85 Lynden Trail – Freshman
  • 90 Lawrence Marsh –   Senior
  • 91 Earl Okine –   Sophomore
  • 92 Terron Sanders –   Senior
  • 93 Kedric Johnson –   Freshman
  • 94 Justin TrattouSenior
  • 96 William Green – Junior
  • 99 Omar Hunter –   Sophomore

Linebackers

  • 13 Dee Finley – Sophomore
  • 16 A. J. Jones –   Senior
  • 23 Chris Martin -   Freshman
  • 25 Gideon Ajagbe – Freshman
  • 26 Lorenzo Edwards – Senior
  • 33 Scott Peek –   Sophomore
  • 40 Brandon Hicks – Senior
  • 43 Jelani Jenkins  Freshman
  • 46 Michael Ross –   Sophomore
  • 49 Darrin Kitchens – Freshman
  • 51 Micheal Taylor – Freshman
  • 95 Hygens Succes – Sophomore
  • 45 Christian Estevez – Freshman
  • 59 Osmanny Gomez – Freshman
  • 52 Jon BosticSophomore

Cornerbacks

  • 1 Janoris JenkinsJunior
  • 14 Jaylen Watkins – Freshman
  • 23 Corey Henderson –   Junior
  • 8 Jeremy Brown –   Sophomore
  • 29 Joshua ShawFreshman
  • 31 Brian Biada –   Freshman
  • 31 Cody RiggsFreshman
  • 36 Moses Jenkins – Senior
  • 37 Brandon Sanders – Freshman

Safeties

Punters

Kickers

  • 19 Caleb SturgisJunior
  • 47 John Crofoot –   Freshman
  • 86 Eric Strack –   Freshman
  • 98 Zack Brust –Junior

Long Snappers

  • 50 Cody Hampton –   Sophomore
  • 59 Christopher Guido –   Freshman
  • 59 John Fairbanks –   Senior

Coaching staffEdit

Name Current Responsibilities Joined Staff Alma mater
Urban Meyer Head Coach 2005 Cincinnati
Steve Addazio Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Line
2005 Central Connecticut State
Zach Azzanni Wide Receivers 2010 Central Michigan
Stan Drayton Running backs 2010 Allegheny
D. J. Durkin Outside Linebackers
Special Teams
2010 Bowling Green
Teryl Austin Defensive Coordinator 2010 Pittsburgh
Chuck Heater Co-Defensive Coordinator
Defensive Backs
2005 Michigan
Scot Loeffler Quarterbacks 2009 Michigan
Dan McCarney Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Line
2008 Iowa
Brian White Tight Ends 2009 Harvard


Players drafted into the NFLEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2010 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "2010 Orange & Blue Game Recap: All My Quarterbacks". alligatorarmy.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ GatorZone.com, Football, History, Florida Football 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2011.

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