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Gators to alter style of play with loss of nine defensive starters

Updated: August 7, 2007, 3:13 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When Urban Meyer left Utah for the SEC, the Florida coach brought a faster style of football that left opposing defenses playing catch-up.

Meyer's explosive spread offense and swarming defense helped the Gators finish 13-1 and win the school's second national championship in football in only his second season in 2006.

But as the Gators prepare to defend their national title, Meyer is having to alter the way his team will play in 2007. ...

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