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1996 Quick Facts


  • LOCATION: Gainesville, Florida
  • FOUNDED: 1853
  • ENROLLMENT: 39,500
  • STADIUM: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field
  • CAPACITY: 83,000
  • TURF: Natural Grass (Bermuda)
  • NICKNAME: Gators
  • COLORS: Orange and Blue
  • CONFERENCE: Southeastern (SEC)
  • 1995 RECORD: 12-1
  • 1995 FINAL POLLS: 2nd -AP, 3rd -USA Today/CNN
  • 1995 SEC RECORD: 9-0
  • 1995 SEC FINISH: 1st (Eastern Division), 1st (Overall)
  • STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: 16/8
  • LETTERMEN RETURNING/LOST: 55/14
  • PRESIDENT: Dr. John Lombardi
  • ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Jeremy Foley
  • ASSISTANT AD-COMMUNICATIONS: Norm Carlson
  • ASSISTANT AD-SPORTS INFORMATION: John Humenik
  • ASSISTANT MEN'S SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Jeff Kamis
  • HEAD COACH: Steve Spurrier (Florida '67)
  • RECORD AT FLORIDA: 61-13-1 (.820) - Seventh year
  • OVERALL RECORD: 81-26-2 (.752) - Tenth year
  • OFFENSIVE SYSTEM: Pro-set, Multiple
  • DEFENSIVE SYSTEM: 4-3
  • ASSISTANT COACHES:

    • Rod Broadway (North Carolina '77) - Defensive Tackles
    • Jim Collins (Elon College '74) - Recruiting Coordinator, Will and Mike Linebackers
    • Dwayne Dixon (Florida '85) - Assistant Head Coach, Wide Receivers
    • Carl Franks (Duke '82) - Assistant Offensive
    • Coordinator, Running Backs
    • Lawson Holland (Clemson '76) - Tight Ends
    • Bob Sanders (Davidson '76) - Assistant Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Ends
    • Jimmy Ray Stephens (Florida '77) - Offensive Line
    • Bob Stoops (Iowa '83) - Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Secondary
    • Barry Wilson (Georgia '65) - Special Teams Coordinator, Sam Linebackers
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