Florida Gators Football: 2015 Season Preview and Prediction

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Apr 11, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain looks on during the first half at the Orange and Blue Debut at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Will Muschamp era is over at Florida and first-year head coach Jim McElwain hopes to get the Gators back to the SEC Championship Game with a revitalized offense.

The Florida Gators’ 2014 season will most likely be remembered as the year Will Muschamp was fired. The Gators ended their season at 7-5, with a 4-4 record in conference play.

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While this was an improvement from the disaster of 2013, when the Gators ended the season at 4-8 and notched their first losing season since 1979, Muschamp’s lackluster offense still did not show any solid signs of improvement.

Even though Muschamp didn’t leave much in good working order for new head coach Jim McElwain, Muschamp did do one thing right: Florida’s defense. It ranked fifth overall in the SEC, and it’s passing defense ranked third. It’s no wonder that Florida dubs itself Defensive Back University, (“DBU”) since that seemed to be the only bright spot between linemen blocking their own teammates, inconsistent quarterback play, and needing three overtime periods to beat Kentucky.

McElwain has stated over and over that lots of work needs to be done before the Gators are ready for the upcoming season. What can we look forward to from Florida in 2015?

Next: Offensive Outlook