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Difference in chemistry

Quinn is overseeing a strong defense this year

The second year in a defensive scheme has played a big role in the success of the Florida defense. There are more turnovers forced, and the unit is on the field for less time than last season. Comfort in the scheme has played a big role in both areas, but the chemistry has also improved on and off the field. The players are closer after what they went through in 2011, and it has helped this year.

"I think it has played a big role," Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said. "When you have that type of chemistry, there's a little bit of, ‘I'll push you as hard as you'll push me' and knowing that you're not going to get bent out of shape if I tell you, ‘hey, pick it up.' It's not uncommon for guys to get on each other, ‘let's go, we're counting on you here.' "That kind of camaraderie of... Recommended Stories