Florida eager to get started, change 4-8 to 1-0

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - It might be hard to find a team more eager for the season to begin than Florida.

Coming off their worst year since 1979, the Gators are ready to start anew, end a seven-game losing streak and prove last year's 4-8 debacle was a fluke.

Florida opens Saturday against six-touchdown underdog Idaho, which has just four wins over the last three years.

Quarterback Jeff Driskel says "it's a good chance to start fresh and really showcase all we've done throughout the spring and summer. We've done some good things. We just have to carry them over to the games. ... There's a lot of excitement around our program right now."

Florida figures things have to be better than last season's injury-filled meltdown.


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