Kentucky may be without freshman forward Nerlens Noel for a significant length of time because of a left knee injury he suffered during the second half of their 69-52 loss to Florida.
Gators coach Will Muschamp has turned to a former head coach in the SEC to try and fix Florida's problems at receiver.
Just like last year, the Florida Gators are 4-0 with a tough October slate looming. But this year they insist they are better, pointing to depth and improvement at key positions as the reasons why.
While Florida has yet to capitalize in 2012 on its dazzling tradition of blocking kicks and special teams prowess, hot-seat occupier Joker Phillips and Kentucky are bracing for the worst and hoping for the best.
For 25 consecutive seasons, Florida has known victory against Kentucky. But neither the Gators nor Wildcats are giving that any credence going into their matchup Saturday.