Will Muschamp has brought Florida back into national relevance, but what he hasn't brought is a win over Georgia or Florida State. He gets his second shot at the Seminoles this weekend.
The Gators rode Mike Gillislee to an unconvincing win against FCS Jacksonville State. They'll need more Gillislee and more offense next week if they want to beat arch-rival Florida State on the road.
The Florida Gators completed their one-year makeover with the kind of gutty, come-from-behind win at FSU that wasn't possible in Will Muschamp's first season.
The price of scheduling nonconference "cupcakes" is going up for Florida, which spent more money this season than it ever has to fill its schedule.
Florida coach Will Muschamp is using history as a motivating force, and his players are responding. They don't want to be the first UF team since 1979 to have a losing record.
Florida will have to shore up its troubled pass protection and make more plays on defense when it matches up with Ohio State in the Gator Bowl.
Florida's run defense will be tested by Ohio State's freshman quarterback, Braxton Miller.
Former Florida coach Urban Meyer looms over the matchup between his old team and his new team, the Ohio State Buckeyes. The teams meet on Jan. 2, 2012.
Urban Meyer leaves behind a full trophy case, some strong, new traditions and hurt feelings that are likely to be forgotten in time.
Given his penchant for hiring former associates, might Urban Meyer be eyeing some Florida Gator assistant coaches?
Florida players and ex-players had mixed emotions about seeing Urban Meyer return to coaching with Ohio State.
Florida coach Will Muschamp stood in front of his team after its 21-7 loss to Florida State on Saturday night and delivered the worst insult a football player can hear. He called the Gators 'soft.'
The Gators can't afford mistakes, turnover or penalties against a stout Florida State defense on Saturday.
While the coaches might not be as close as they once were, they still share the bond that all coaches do. They'll renew that bond Saturday.