Chomping at Bits: Will Saturday really define the Florida Gators' season?

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Gators have played six games thus far and will play at least thirteen when it's all said and done, but is the most important one the seventh?

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Is the whole season about this Saturday? If it was about one game regardless of rankings, no (that's because of Florida State), but hey, we're in this for the National Championship! (Eli Marger, Bleacher Report)

Jeff Driskel vs. Connor Shaw: Two things are already clear: Driskel is the better runner, while Shaw is the better passer. It's going to be an interesting match-up that's for sure. (Phil Clark, Rant Sports)

Gators last in SEC in passing: Is it surprising? No. Do I even care? Not even a little bit. Do you want to know why? Read the first quote from Driskel. (Hays Carlyon, The Florida Times-Union)

Defense, rushing key: This article is sort of a companion piece to the article above as it talks about the other aspects of the Gators' team. I know we've talked about it in-depth here at Alligator Army, but I still believe that defense wins championships. One doesn't have to look any further than the SEC's current dominance on the national stage to see that. (David Jones, Florida Today)

Steve Spurrier still casts shadow over Gainesville: You think?! Even though I can't really believe that people Driskel's age can't remember Spurrier with the Gators, I still find this being news surprising. The man is the best football coach we've ever had and probably -- he gets my vote -- the best coach that has ever been employed by the orange and blue. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun/Herald-Tribune)

CBS Sports' Gators-Gamecocks preview: Typical stuff, just thought y'all might like to check it out. Oh, there is even a preview video by Eric Adelson. (CBS Sports)

2012 Florida looks like 2006 Florida: 2006 Florida wasn't actually an enigma, but we'll get to that. (Edward Aschoff, SEC Blog | ESPN)

Florida-South Carolina feels like 2006, though: Head Ball Coach coming home with the East on the line? Yep. (Chris Harry, Harry Fodder | GatorZone)

What South Carolina's loss to LSU meant: Can the Gamecocks regroup? (Gamecock Man, Garnet And Black Attack)

Florida improves recruiting standing: David Dawson's looking likely, Laremy Tunsil's looking possible ... it's been a good couple of weeks. (Derek Tyson, GatorNation | ESPN Insider)

Johnny Manziel isn't Cam Newton: This column is silly. (Kevin Scarbinsky,

Robert Griffin III shows a new way for football: This column is not silly. (Charlie Pierce, Grantland)

Practice update video courtesy of GatorVision: Frankie Hammond Jr., Josh Evans and Hunter Joyer talk about practice, South Carolina and the general feel of the team. Head over to GatorVision for a lot more videos including a pretty good one with offensive coordinator Brent Pease. (GatorVision)

Finally, a national TV appearance: From Andy: "I look red. But I'm okay with that; this spot on UNITE was fun, even if Danny Kanell did accuse me of wearing jorts."

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