GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) â€” Florida coach Urban Meyer believes his team has more questions now than it did in 2007.
The Gators had to replace several starters that year â€” they played with a new quarterback, young receivers and an inexperienced defense â€” and lost four games.
Could it happen again? Maybe, but Meyer doesn't anticipate a similar rebuilding effort.
He says the Gators have "better answers" now than in 2007. He insists this team is prepared to fill holes on both sides of the ball.
Guard Carl Johnson agrees, saying the Gators are going to "prove everybody wrong."
No. 4 Florida gets its first chance to do so Saturday against Miami (Ohio), which has dropped consecutive openers against Southeastern Conference teams in lopsided fashion.