The Florida Gators finished the 2011 campaign 7-6 and won their fourth consecutive bowl game.
Although this is not how many Gator fans thought the season would go, beating Ohio State in the Gator Bowl offered a nice consolation prize for a disappointing season.
This Gator team was young and inexperienced and will take the bumps from this season and be better for having gone through such a trying year. 2012 will be an exciting year for the Gators as they will return 10 of 11 starters on defense and look to get back to Atlanta for another run at an SEC championship.
Let's take a look five reasons to be excited about this Gator team in 2012.