GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Everything is pretty simple at Florida these days.
There is no championship to defend. There is no talk about the national title. There is no boasting, bragging or trash-talking.
The Gators have one statistic that resounds loud and clear through the football facility: 15-11, the team’s record the past two seasons.
“We need to quit talking and start playing,” second-year coach Will Muschamp said. “At the end of the day, just get on the field and play.”
And win, really. The Gators open the season Sept. 1 against Bowling Green.
Florida used to be one of the nation’s elite programs, consistently in the hunt in the powerful Southeastern Conference and always capable of winning it all.
It seemingly changed overnight.