The 2011 season will be Will Muschamp's first as Florida's head football coach. And, as always, when you play in the Southeastern Conference, the schedule is a doozy.
In fact, even with a week off during the month, there isn't a team in the country with an October as brutal as UF's.
The first day of October will bring 2009 BCS national champion Alabama to the Swamp. A week later, the Gators will travel to Louisiana State, a squad many analysts have predicted could be preseason No. 1. Florida will visit defending BCS champ Auburn on Oct. 15, and two weeks later is the annual showdown in Jacksonville with always talented Georgia (Muschamp's alma mater).
The Gators' first kickoff isn't until Sept. 3, but it's never too early to look ahead.