Following the program's worst season in years, the Florida Gators enter the 2011 season determined to return to their elite status. This program has been plagued by turmoil for the last several years, going back to Carlos Dunlap's pre-SEC Championship incident to Chris Rainey's "time to die" text last season to Urban Meyer's sudden resignation.
With a massive changing of the guard on the coaching staff, the Gators as a team will look completely different next season. Gone is the speed-oriented spread offense. Gone is the emphasis on pre-snap motions and quarterback options.
This year's brand of Florida football will be pro-style on both sides of the ball. With offensive coordinator Charlie Weis installing his offense and head coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in charge of the defense, the team will be drastically different.
Here are eight Gators that are poised to have huge seasons in 2011.