It has been two years since the Florida Gators were national championship contenders, but this is a program that doesn't expect to be out of the national spotlight for much longer. It is clear that head coach Will Muschamp is committed to building something special in Gainesville.
The Gators return 17 starters from a year ago, including 10 on the defensive side of the ball—a unit that finished the year ranked eighth in the country.
But while there are reasons to feel positive about this football team heading into the 2012 season, there are many issues that remain. Here are five questions that the Gators must address before we can begin to call them SEC contenders once again.