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No. 10 Gators believe improved O-line will hold up against LSU's formidable front

Florida has bragged about its offensive line for months.

The 10th-ranked Gators have repeatedly called the unit the strength of the team, a group of guys who have made steady improvement since spring practice in March.

They're supposedly bigger, stronger and more experienced — and the main reason Florida's offense has made strides in coach Will Muschamp's second season.

How the line performs against No. 4 LSU on Saturday will go a long way toward proving if it's just talk.

Defensive ends Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery are considered among the top pass rushers in the country, and mammoth tackles Bennie Logan and Anthony Johnson make it difficult for opponents to go up the middle. They're a big reason the Tigers rank fourth in the country in total defense.