Better days could be just around the corner at Florida, which staggered to a 7-6 record in 2011 in Will Muschamp's first season as coach. First, Charlie Weis is gone, leaving the offensive coordinator's post to become coach at Kansas. Considering that the Gators were 105th in offense last season, this can only be considered a plus. Replacing Crewcut Charlie is Brent Pease, who comes to Gainesville after six seasons at Boise State. The Gators return nine starters from a defense that ranked eighth nationally. Last, consider that a sizable chunk of contributors on offense and defense were either freshmen or sophomores.
Thanks to Patrick.