Let's face it, the Gator Nation is not used to the mediocrity that the last two seasons of Florida football has provided. At the very minimum, the Florida Gators are in the running for the SEC Eastern Division, if not the BCS title itself. The last two seasons have caused many citizens of the "Nation" to develop a serious case of Narcolepsy.
When Coach Urban Meyer resigned a second time after the 2010 season, the Florida football program was simply a mess. Some would argue that it was current Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen's departure after the 2008 season that started the downfall of Meyer's program. Nevertheless, when Florida lost to Alabama in the 2009 SEC Championship Game, it was the beginning of the downward spiral.
Will Muschamp is entering season two of his tenure as Florida's head coach, and everyone is doing their absolute best to forget season one. The Gators need to focus on baby steps to get back to the mountain top, so a trip to the SEC Championship game would be a significant accomplishment for Muschamp's future and the overall Florida Gators football program.
What do the Florida Gators need for that to happen? An act of God? Luck? Improvement?
Here are five keys to the Gators playing in Atlanta on December 1st, 2012.