Dominique Easley came on at defensive end late in 2012 for the Gators, but after losing both starters at defensive tackle, Florida might need Easley to move back inside.
With the departure of rock-solid kicker Caleb Sturgis, the Gators have a huge hole to fill and will turn to redshirt freshman Austin Hardin.
An outstanding performance by the secondary backed up strong efforts by the line and linebackers, creating a strong Gators defensive unit.
The Gators made some strides on offense, but an old problem with their receivers wasn't resolved during the 2013 season.
With a litany of issues on offense, the Gators must see improvement from Jeff Driskel at the quarterback position. The receivers and offensive line will have to step up as well.
It's already been a long and windy road for Jeff Driskel, the nation's No. 1 QB prospect in 2010, to get to his first start for the Florida Gators.
A defense full of returning starters coupled with a buzzworthy new Brent Pease offense have the Gators looking up after a dismal few seasons, and Will Muschamp knows that nothing less than a December game in the Georgia Dome will be enough.
Other than becoming bowl eligible, the most important thing for Florida in Saturday's game against Furman is to finish without injuries.