The offensive line was at the root of the offensive woes in 2011. Against talented defensive lines like Alabama and LSU, the Gators crumbled.
In fact, the Gators allowed 7.38 tackles for loss per game last season. That put them at a lofty 112th ranking in the nation out of 120 total teams.
No wonder the Gators couldn't move the ball, right?
The Gators brought in offensive line guru, Tim Davis, during the offseason to turn things around. Muschamp and Davis worked together as coaches on the 2005-06 Miami Dolphins under head coach Nick Saban.
A new workout program, combined with another year to bond, has really benefited the offensive line.
The line was young and inexperienced last season, and it proved to be too much for the offense to overcome. A brutal offensive outing in the 2011 regular season ended with Muschamp calling out his offensive line after a 21-7 loss to Florida State.
The criticism has led to an impressive all-around performance up front for the Gators.
It's a nice bonus that Muschamp also signed some elite-level talent in DJ Humphries and Jessamen Dunker, who will enter 2012 as true freshmen.
Starting LT: Xavier Nixon (Sr.)
Starting LG: James Wilson (Sr.)
Starting C: Jonatthan Harrison (Jr.)
Starting RG: Jon Halapio (Jr.)
Starting RT: Matt Patchan (Jr.)