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Because of a pre-existing back issue, when he arrived on campus two years ago, defensive tackle Omar Hunter was unable to immediately live up to his five-star billing. However, this year the red shirt sophomore is beginning to come into his own. He is not only starting on the defensive line, but he's playing a vital role on special teams as well. On Wednesday he met with the media to give his take on several subjects.
On Florida's five defensive linemen set:
"We just want to get a bigger front seven in to stop the run because in the SEC everyone can run the ball. "
On his special teams contributions:
"I'm leading our kickoff returner. I hit the first man I see that's it. I pick a spot we're trying to open up."
On if he thinks the special teams will return a kick for a touchdown in the near future:
"Oh yeah, definitely. We just keep working on it to get better every snap."
"I told Omarius (Hines) that he would have scored if he had followed me."
On stopping Kentucky quarterback Randall Cobb from making big plays:
"He's a triple threat - he can run the ball, pass the ball, catch the ball - he does everything for that offense. It's going to be a hard task, but I think we'll be able to do it."
On the benefits of having already played one mobile quarterback this season, B.J. Daniels (USF):
"You definitely get a good feel for the wildcat package when you play someone like Daniels because he is so mobile. It definitely helps us out a lot."
On the objective of the five-man defensive front:
"Our main job really is to take on the blocks and let linebackers make plays, but if we open them to make plays, we're definitely going to make plays. "
On preparing for Kentucky:
"We treat every SEC team the same. Everyone is talented, everyone has the same, great players. We treat everyone the same."