5 Reasons Why Florida Football Fans Should Be Excited For 2014 Season

5 Reasons Why Florida Football Fans Should Be Excited For 2014 Season

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The Florida Gators finished the 2013 college football season with just four wins; that’s four wins from a team that is expected to at least compete in the SEC East every year. In 2014, Florida and their fans will hope that they can do better, and they have every reason to believe that they should. Here are five reasons that Florida fans should be excited for the 2014 season.

No. 5 Opening Schedule

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No. 5 Opening Schedule

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There is almost no scenario in which Florida doesn’t open the season 3 – 0. Confidence isn’t measured on paper, but the talent of the Gators roster mixed with confidence is an extremely dangerous thing.

No. 4 Special Teams

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No. 4 Special Teams

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Florida’s special teams this season are going to be something special. Laced with veterans, expect huge returns that change the tide of certain games for Florida.

No. 3 Defense

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No. 3 Defense

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Florida had the No. 7 pass defense in the country last season. Their offense was what struggled, not the defense. The Gators’ defense is elite once again in 2014.

No. 2 Low Expectations

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No. 2 Low Expectations

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When is the last time that expectations have been this low for the Gators? With the pressure off, Florida could pull off some major upsets later in the season.

No. 1 Final Game vs. Florida State

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No. 1 Final Game vs. Florida State

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For the final game of Florida’s regular season, the Gators go to Tallahassee to face the preseason No. 1 Florida State Seminoles, who could potentially be undefeated at that point in the season. Rivalry games are unpredictable -- especially in-state rivalry games.

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