To say the Florida Gators underachieved in 2014 would be a massive understatement. Despite fielding a talented defense, not even Dante Fowler could salvage what turned out to be Will Muschamp’s final season in Gainesville. Of course, the defense was never really the issue under Muschamp, as the unit perpetually ranked among the SEC’s best.
However, the offensive side of the ball has been a major issue dating back even to the final year under Urban Meyer. Florida’s inability to find a legitimate starting quarterback has been the main problem over the past four years, particularly with former big-time recruits John Brantley and Jeff Driskel failing to live up to expectations. There is hope that either Treon Harris or Will Grier will step up this season, but that’s asking a lot from a 5’11” sophomore and a redshirt freshman who didn’t play a down last season.
It’s clear that the Gators have many holes to fill if they hope to become a contender in the SEC again. Let’s take a look at the Gators’ top areas for improvement for the 2015 season.