After going 4-8, Florida vows to return SEC elite

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Little, if anything, went right for Florida last year.

Mounting injuries, including a devastating one to quarterback Jeff Driskel in the third game of the season, were the main culprit in the program's first losing season since 1979. Coaching conflicts, locker room issues and a woe-is-me mentality made a difficult situation downright dire.

Coach Will Muschamp fired two assistants a day after the 4-8 debacle ended, overhauled one of the league's worst offenses in the offseason and vowed to return the Gators to the top of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division.

It's a lofty goal for sure, but far from impossible for Florida.

Muschamp says, "We've got a good roster and our guys are motivated."

Equally important, the Gators are healthy.


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