3 Reasons Why Florida Football Fans Should Be Optimistic About The 2015 Season

The Florida Gators suffered through a tumultuous 7-5 record last season that ended in a Birmingham Bowl victory over ECU and the firing of head coach Will Muschamp. Despite all of the negatives that surrounded the program in the 2014, the future looks bright for the Gators. Here are three reasons why fans should be looking forward to the 2015 season:

3) New head coach Jim McElwain

McElwain served as the offensive coordinator under Nick Saban at Alabama from 2008-2011 before he took the head coaching job at Colorado State, his previous stop before Florida. He helped guide the Tide to two national championships and knows what it takes to win in the SEC, and he turned Colorado State from one of the worst teams in the country to a 10-win season in 2014 - just his third year on the job.

2) Stellar incoming recruiting class

McElwain wasted no time in recruiting once he got the job, and all that work paid major dividends on National Signing Day. The Gators added the top offensive lineman in the country in Martez Ivey and the second-best defensive end in CeCe Jefferson, both of whom are five-star prospects. Those two were huge signees with Florida only having five four-star recruits, and they’ll be relied on to have a major impact for this team right away.

1) Treon Harris' development

Harris gave Florida's offense a big spark last season after he took over as the full-time starter, but it was clear he wasn't really prepared for the role as he completed less than 50 percent of his passes. He should be better in 2015 with a full offseason to get ready for his role, and the Gators will see dividends on the field.

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