The Will Muschamp Era with the Florida Gators started in 2011 with a 7-6 record and fans were displeased as the football team had the most losses in one year since 1987. Rebuilding was the best way to describe the state of the team, but now two years in Muschamp has the team in contention for the BCS Title.
The Gators are undefeated and the Tampa Bay Times is giving them the recognition that they deserve. So much so that Florida State's close game against Miami did not make the carousel on the sports page following the slim victory by the Seminoles.
The writer that covered the team is quite experienced. Antonya English is on the staff and has been on the Florida athletics beat in the past, thanks to her days at the Gainsville Sun. She has been on the Gators beat all season, but in order to see her content you have to pick up the paper version of the paper or catch the carousel on the site at the right time on a Saturday. The Times was Seminoles country early in the season.
Like most sites on Monday, the Tampa Bay Times relied on a newswire to put out the latest rankings updates. The article provided league updates and other notable games from the weekend. With South Carolina on their schedule next, the Gators have a consensus that their reference as "BCS title contenders" will continue to be tested.