In his 2012 Florida Football Preview, Bill Connelly expects the Gators to build on their second season under coach Will Muschamp.
Despite struggling the last two seasons-- compared to their dominance in 2006-2008-- Florida has continued to attract top-rate talent.
This year, the offense will be led by a new offensive coordinator in Brent Pease, formerly of Boise State.
Because of its strong talent, new offensive system, and a favorable schedule in which they get to play LSU and Georgia (their toughest opponents) at home, Connelly is encouraged by Florida's 2012 prospects, concluding:
"Florida is in an interesting place right now, however. Nobody is intimidated by the Dynasty aura that the Gators perhaps put off a few years ago. Fans of both Texas A&M and Tennessee are probably looking at September visits from Florida as potential wins, and really, the burden of proof is on Florida to once again force teams (and fan bases) to fear them. The expectations are lower this time around, but another 7-6 season in Gainesville would probably place Muschamp on a pretty warm seat heading into 2013. He inherited a bit of a mess, but he's only going to get so long to fix it."
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Florida 2012 Football Preview and Schedule (via sbnation)