2007 Florida Gators Football Preview
2007 Florida Gators season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official florida gators football preview as well as the 2007 Florida Gators Football Schedule. Dont miss our Free College football picks against the spread and bookmark our free college football lines page offering up to the minute betting lines for the weekly schedule.
Coach: Urban Meyer (3rd year at Florida)
Team Name: Gators
2006 Overall Record: 13-1
Returning Starters: 8
The Florida Gators (10- 4 overall, 7- 1 SEC) won everything last season—the SEC East, the SEC and the BCS National Championship game against Ohio State 41- 14. Wow! What can they do for en encore? The Gators have a good chance to take the SEC East title but will be hard pressed to repeat the rest of last season.
Look for sophomore QB Tim Tebow (67% COMP, 358 YDs, 5 TDs, 1 INT) to be the starter this season. Coach Urban Meyer, in his second year with Florida, has a simple scheme—match-up his fast receivers against slower defenders and exploit the speed. Senior WR Andre Caldwell (57 REC, 577 YDs, 10.1 AVG, 6 TDs) and sophomore RB Percy Harvin (34 REC, 427 YDs, 12.6 AVG, 2 TD) return as the leading ball catchers. Harvin (41 CAR, 428 YDs, 10.4 AVG, 3 TD) also comes back as the second leading rusher, with Tebow (89 CAR, 469 YDs, 5.3 AVG, 8 TDs) returning as the guy with the most yards on the ground.
The Gators scored 29.7 PPG while holding opponents to 13.5 PPG. However, they've had to replace a boatload of talented and experienced players with talented and untested players. Sophomore linebacker Brandon Spikes and freshman DE Lawrence Marsh look ready, while others may or may not be. The good news is that the Gators have a gathering of talented front-seven frosh who look like they're ready to play. In the secondary, senior strong safety Tony Joiner could be all-conference, while the rest are up in the air.
The Gators have a short at winning the SEC East. Swing games against LSU and Georgia could change things. The improved South Carolina Gamecocks could pull an upset against the Gators and LSU will be a real tough game to win.
Florida Gators Football Schedule
|Sep 1||W Kentucky||Home|
|Nov 10||South Carolina||Away|
|Nov 17||Florida Atlantic||Home|
|Nov 24||Florida State||Home|
For more info on the 2007 Florida Gators football program, view the Gators official website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the SEC competition.