SEC Media Days kicked off with the Florida Gators.
They are a team that only lost two games last season. One of those was a Sugar
Bowl loss to Louisville, and it left a bad taste in their mouth.
The Florida Gators do not
want to forget what it felt like when they lost to Louisville by ten points in New
"They have this big poster of the score right
before you walk into the locker room," said Florida Defensive End Dominique
Easley. "Every day we have to see it."
Gator coach Will Muschamp
says the Gators' next step will be difficult.
got to continue to climb the mountain," said Florida coach Will Muschamp. "The
higher you get, the more treacherous the steps become. Keep yourself grounded,
,keep your staff grounded, and keep your team grounded."
One area where Florida
expects more stability is their quarterback position. Jeff Driskel says not
being in a competition makes a difference.
easier to be more vocal when you're the set quarterback," Driskel said. "When
there is a competition, you don't want to step on anyone's toes. People aren't looking at you the same. You
don't have that authority that you have when you're the set quarterback."
And there is one player
that Columbus knows very well that Driskel is glad to not see this year.
" Who has hit me the
hardest? I have taken some shots. I'd say Jarvis Jones hit me the hardest and
the most," said Driskel.
The Gators don't want to
hear any other team's fight song, but Dominique Easley says one team's fight
song is the most annoying.
" Rocky Top. Not just
because it is Tennessee, but Rocky Top, you know. I don't understand the Rocky
Top," said Easley.
The Gators first game this year is against Toledo
on August 31st.