The third-ranked Florida Gators didn't just get beat by Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday. They got embarrassed, and it raises questions about their vaunted defense.
Florida sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel has shown steady improvement in 2012. Now he and the Gators are hoping he is ready to take a big step forward in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and into 2013.
Although Hunter Joyer and big brother Kamran will stand on opposite sidelines for the Sugar Bowl, their family and community stands together as always.
With an opportunity to focus on the big picture of his development, rather than a weekly game plan, freshman Dante Fowler Jr. is making rapid strides in advance of the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
CB Loucheiz Purifoy will be spending more time on offense in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and next season so the Florida Gators can take advantage of his speed, size and play-making ability. But his first role will be at cornerback.
Florida coach Will Muschamp is putting his receivers on notice -- impress new position coach Joker Phillips by the end of the bowl game or be left behind on the depth chart.
Ten things fans should know about the AllState Sugar Bowl matchup between Florida and Louisville.
The Florida Gators finished No. 3 in the BCS and are ticketed for the Sugar Bowl, and you won't hear coach Will Muschamp complaining or politicking for anything different.
Will Muschamp declared Jeff Driskel to be Florida's starting quarterback in 2013. The situation behind Driskel is less settled though.
The No. 4 Florida Gators, who have the nation's toughest schedule and a 10-1 record, are content to win ugly all the way into a BCS bowl.
Other than becoming bowl eligible, the most important thing for Florida in Saturday's game against Furman is to finish without injuries.