Wake-Up Call: Great expectations for Gators

Good morning!
College football’s 2009 kickoff might be more than 13 weeks away, but early returns have surfaced on America’s newsstands.
Once again, it’s great to be the Florida Gators. In fact, it’s difficult to find anyone who isn’t picking the Gators to finish No. 1.

Florida’s program looks like the new Southern Cal – dominance of the home state, the acquiring of blue-chip players with a strategy that is more selection than recruitment and a schedule that suggests UF as an ultra-heavy favorite to play in the BCS Championship Game on Jan. 7 at Pasadena, Calif.