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Yes, the Florida Gators are 2-0. And yes, they are transitioning from the Tim Tebow Era to the John Brantley Era. But those two wins have not been pretty.
At one point in the fourth quarter against Miami of Ohio in the first week, they were only leading 21-12. This is the same Miami team that has won three games in the past two seasons.
And at half time of this weeks game against the South Florida Bulls, they were tied at seven. Sure, they ended up winning 38-14, but the Gator run defense had as many holes as Swiss cheese, giving up 244 yards on the ground.
After two weeks, they are ranked 104th and 50th in passing and rushing, respectively. If they are going to have a shot at making this era as good as the previous one, they are going to have to dominate these early games and work out the kinks in the transitioning offense.
The Gators might move down a couple of spots in the rankings, but will be SEC contenders by the end of the season.