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Replacing Bostic will be tough

Senior linebacker Jon Bostic always had the tools. He came to Gainesville with an impressive blend of size and speed, adding coverage skills from a childhood of playing in the secondary before he hit a growth spurt. He finally put it all together in 2012 to complete a strong season. The Gators have candidates to replace Bostic next season, but they'll need some inexperienced players to improve.

Bostic ended the regular season third on the team with 62 total tackles. He tied for third with 6.5 tackles for a loss and was second on the team with three sacks. The senior added two interceptions, two pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and fumble recovery. The stat sheet was full, but it was parts of his game that didn't show up on the stat sheet that improved the most...

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