Power Rankings: No. 23 Florida

August, 7, 2012
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Will Muschamp's first season in Gainesville did not go well. Florida went winless in October, and it took a bowl game victory over Ohio State for the Gators to avoid their first losing season since 1979. Improvement in 2012 depends on new offensive coordinator Brent Pease and new OL coach Tim Davis.

Pease has plenty of work ahead of him. The Gators don't yet have a quarterback -- Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett continued their battle into camp -- and they're still searching for two or three consistent players to emerge at receiver. Davis already seems to have made a difference with a line that got handled pretty easily last season, especially during losses to Alabama, LSU and Georgia. UF's defense will keep the Gators in games, but the offense needs to be good enough to win a few. -- Mike DiRocco, GatorNation

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