UPDATE: 3:43 p.m. - Florida Gators Target Offensive Improvement in 2013

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

UPDATE: 3:43 p.m.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Will Muschamp's defensive acumen has already helped Florida return to the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference.

The third-year coach spent most of his appearance at SEC Media Days on Tuesday explaining how the offense plans to catch up.

Florida's defense was among the league's best last season, giving up just 14.5 points per game. It needed to be that good, because the Gators' offense ranked 10th in the 14-team SEC with 26.5 points per game.

Even though the no-huddle, high-tempo offense is en vogue in college football, Muschamp has consistently kept a more deliberate, physical approach.

Muschamp said Florida's offense must be more "consistent and efficient," and hopes junior quarterback Jeff Driskel will be able to provide those traits in his second season as the starter.

1:45 p.m.

HOOVER, AL -- The Florida Gators will appear at SEC Media Days on Tuesday. Head Coach Will Muschamp will be joined by quarterback Jeff Driskel, defensive lineman Dominque Easley and offensive lineman Jon Halapio.

The Gators are coming off an 11-2 season, which ended with a loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl. Florida returns a strong contingent of players from that 11-win squad, including Driskel, Easley, defensive lineman Ronald Powell and defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy.

Florida opens the season at home on August 31st, hosting Toledo. The Gators will also host Tennessee, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Florida State.

However, the Gators face one of the toughest road schedules in the country this season, visiting Miami, LSU, Missouri and South Carolina.

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