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2012 Gators are ‘Hardened'

A year ago Florida head coach Will Muschamp stood on the podium following the Florida-Florida State game and proclaimed his team soft after a 21-7 loss at home. Standing at 6-6 and a possible first losing season since 1979, he had just watched his team do nothing on offense against an FSU defense that was good, but not world beaters. His proclamation rang loud in the ears of his players.

If you want to attack a man, especially a man that plays a game as rugged as college football and even more so in a conference like the SEC, just call him soft. Soft guys don't make it in the SEC. Soft teams get beat week in and week out. There is little doubt that Will Muschamp had a vision following that game and that vision has been worked to a great deal to get where the gators are today...

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