Breaking down the Gators' offense

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 16:02 PM.

However, “It's not all about size," Brunson said. "I feel like I played a pretty high level of college football (at the then Troy State) and I was never over 5-10 and 240.

"If these guys will buy into the program, play with the proper pad level and get strong enough, they are going to be fine. We are not going to be huge. But our guys up front are going to be very aggressive."

Running back

D.J. Thomas and Richard Stroheker will get most carries from the tailback spot. Thomas is coming off a junior year in which he rushed for more than 1,000 and scored 17 touchdowns.

Brandon Engler, Austin Martin and Tyler Oliver will be the fullbacks leading the way for Thomas and Stroheker.

"D.J. Thomas and Richard Stroheker are both downhill, physical runners that get behind their pads and finish runs," Brunson said. "Those fullbacks are very selfless. They don't touch the ball a lot and they do a great job blocking.

"A lot of times we have Engler and Martin on the field at the same time and use one of them as a wingback and one of them as a fullback. In that department we are going to be just fine."



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