Spring is time for renewal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's focus during spring practice, which begins Wednesday, will be revamping an offense that has struggled the past two seasons.

The Gators finished 105th nationally in total offense last season, but they have a new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach and will have new starters at quarterback and running back. Plus, UF needs to find some reliable receivers who can make plays down the field.

It's a lot to accomplish in 3½ weeks, but it's helped by the fact that there are far fewer questions on defense. The Gators hope to have at least some answers by the April 7 spring game so they can begin fine-tuning when preseason practices begin in early August.