He hasn't played a down all season, but No. 3 QB Tyler Murphy has been critical in helping the Florida defense prepare for mobile quarterbacks -- like Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.
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 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.
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.
Florida center Patric Young had the jaw-dropping play of the night with his one-handed block and steal of an FSU forward's attempted dunk.
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.
Saturday, the Gators have a chance to do something that will take some of the sting out of a disappointing 2011 -- beat rival Florida State.
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.
A look at Florida's season opener Saturday against Bowling Green, where the Gators hope their offense starts to take shape.
No. 13 Florida has had little trouble playing games on Thursdays and Saturdays, as evidenced by wins this week against Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Despite their 6-6 record, the Florida Gators insisted they had a strong defense and proved it with a suffocating performance against Ohio State in a 24-17 Gator Bowl victory on Monday.
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.