Never underestimate the power of the schedule. It is such an incomplete statement when someone says so-and-so is better than so-and-so, therefore they will beat so-and-so. If these games were played in a college football vacuum, that might be the case. Instead, they are played in the confines of a season sandwiched by other opponents and open weeks (in addition to injuries, suspensions, etc.). Many are stating that UF's schedule is merciless. However, I find some mercy that will certainly get us to 4-1 (at the very least) and put is in position to have a big year with LSU being the fulcrum of the pivot to this possible big year. In all likelihood, we will be 4-1 heading into our home game vs. LSU on Oct. 11. Our first three games are wins before we travel to Tuscaloosa. If you do not believe that, then you can stop reading now because none of the rest will matter to you (believing we will drop one of those first three games is not completely unreasonable given last year's dumpster fire, I get it. But come on, we will get to 3-0.). Following Alabama we are at Tennessee on Oct. 4, but we have a bye week to prepare for them while they travel to Georgia that same week. In addition to our complete ownership of them for a decade (or soon to be a decade), the schedule sets up great for us to go to Tennessee and get the win. 4-1. Then we have LSU at home who will have just come back from a trip to Auburn for what will likely be a very, very physical game. If this team can get to 5-1 by beating LSU, it will change the outlook for the season for this team and build vital confidence going forward. If this happens, they will become a dangerous team for the rest of the season as they were in 2012. Incidentally, it was a very important victory over LSU in the Swamp in 2012 that created the momentum to put us over the hump for that season. This year's LSU game will be pivotal, much like it was two years ago. Get to 5-1 and I really like our chances.