Gators aim to rebound from worst season since ’87



GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After a 7-6 campaign and their worst season since 1987, the Florida Gators realized their attitude needed to change.

Players held their own practices and punished those who didn’t attend with early morning running sessions.

Coach Will Muschamp addressed the attitude change at Florida’s annual media day on Thursday, saying that players are beginning to buy into his program in his second year.

Florida begins training camp Friday with a new offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and strength coach.

The Gators enter camp with greater numbers on both sides of the ball. Due in large part to a lack of depth, Florida struggled last season against Southeastern Conference opponents and lost four straight with losses against Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Georgia in October.

Muschamp and his coaching staff now have the luxury of pushing more physical play in camp.