When it comes to projecting the 2009 National Champion, the easy bet is Florida.
All that talent coming back on defense, all the promise coming back on offense. Oh yeah, and then there's Tim Tebow, Florida's steam engine. He powers the ship. He makes it go. He's got one more year to solidify his legacy as the best player in Florida history.
If it's a truly historic year (Heisman and NC), he has to be in the discussion for best college player of all time.
But before that can happen, the Gators have to navigate the mine field that is the SEC. Even though the schedule shapes up favorably for Florida, there are always some potential setbacks along the way.
Here are some of the obstacles the Gators will have to overcome if they want to repeat and go down as the best team of the decade.