The Florida Gators took the country by surprise in 2012.
In the preseason, the Gators were predicted by most to finish third in their own division behind the Georgia Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks. The general thought was that Florida was still a year away from getting back into the picture and competing for championships.
Boy were we wrong.
Florida's quick turnaround from a team that finished 7-6 a season ago could not have been possible without the team buying into Will Muschamp's system and committing themselves over the offseason. Sharrif Floyd, Lerentee McCray, Mike Gillislee, Kyle Christy, Matt Elam and Jon Bostic all had career years in 2012, and their improvement from last season to this season was a huge part of Florida's success in 2012.
Can the Gators keep the momentum from this season going and have continued success in 2013? They can, but they will need these 10 players to dedicate themselves during the offseason and come back ready, hungry and better next season.