The Florida Gators would like to feel a lot better about themselves after a lackluster performance last week at home against Bowling Green. If they are going to feel good after this weekend, they will do heading into a lot of unknown.
There is a lot of mystery about Texas A&M after they had to reschedule their opener last week due to Hurricane Isaac. Everyone expects a high scoring passing attack from head coach Kevin Sumlin and company, but much like the Aggies coming to the SEC, Sumlin is in his first year of heading up the program. The Gators will have to do a little guessing to start the game, but they know Sumlin will have his team throwing the ball.
Florida on the other hand hopes that the Aggies are just as confused, A somewhat stagnant offense a week ago against an opponent that Florida should have dominated is not what the Gator staff wanted to let loose in this early 2012 season. they say changes are coming, and that is expected, but how much can they really deviate from what we saw on the field a week ago. That is the big mystery with this Gator club right now after they at least settled on a new starting quarterback in sophomore Jeff Driskel.
Florida must fight off the worries of traveling on the road and far away. A large contingent of Gators fans will be in attendance but will be dwarfed by "The 12th Man", the legendary home crowd at Kyle Field in College Station.
The pageantry in Aggie land is as good as anywhere and an awesome fit for the conference. The game and atmosphere should be electric.
below you will find everything we have written in the last five days about this first conference meeting between the two schools.
Muschamp downplays familiarity with Aggies
Gators are owning up to penalties
Muschamp SEC Teleconference Q & A
Podcast: Gators and More
Video: gators Talk Aggies
Video: Gators adjusting for first road game
A look at the Aggies
Driskel to start at A&M
Pease didn't feel handcuffed
Offense preparing for road noise
Driskel and teammates think he's ready
Hammond sees advantage for Florida
Line focusing on communication
Bostic prepared for SEC road game
Brown brings boosts to cornerbacks
defense using unique preparation
OPPONENT PERSPECTIVE UPDATES
First Look at the Gator offense
First look at the Gator defense
What the Gator coaching staff sis saying
The 10 most critical performers for victory
Keys to an Aggie victory