At this time one year ago, a prediction that the Florida Gators would win 11 games and challenge for a national championship would have been seen as extremely bold. In fact, some might have considered it downright crazy.
As the college football season seemingly proves every single year, however, even the boldest of predictions can be accurate by the time the clock runs out and a BCS champion is crowned. The forecast mentioned above turned out to be right on the mark, as the Gators earned a Sugar Bowl berth.
In the same prophetic spirit, predictions are already being made about the Gators' expected performance as a team and as separate individuals during the 2013 season. They range from the completely pessimistic to the purely idealistic. Sprinkled throughout are a few bold predictions that, although unlikely, can become a reality under the right circumstances.
Here are five bold predictions of my own for some of the key members of the Gator football team in 2013.