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    GENERAL INFORMATION
    LOCATION:
    Gainesville, Florida
    FOUNDED: 1853
    ENROLLMENT: 40,000
    STADIUM: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field
    CAPACITY: 83,000
    TURF: Natural Grass (Bermuda)
    NICKNAME: Gators
    COLORS: Orange and Blue
    CONFERENCE: Southeastern (SEC)
    1996 RECORD: 12-1
    1996 FINAL POLLS: 1st -AP, 1st -USA Today/CNN
    1996 SEC RECORD: 9-0
    1996 SEC FINISH: 1st (Eastern Division), 1st (Overall)
    STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: 12/12
    LETTERMEN RETURNING/LOST: 51/21

    COACHING INFORMATION
    HEAD COACH: Steve Spurrier (Florida '67)
    RECORD AT FLORIDA: 73-14-1 (.835) - Eighth year
    OVERALL RECORD: 93-27-2 (.770) - 11th 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, Co-Special Teams Coordinator
    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) - Co-Special Teams Coordinator, Sam Linebackers
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