Florida Gators 2011 The Florida Gators come into the 2011 season ranked #2 in the country. The Gators will have to figure out a way to replace some great players on the offensive and defensive lines and secondary. They do however return all of their skill players except Emmanuel Moody and Aaron Hernandez. The Gators also return John Brantley at quarterback. He was successful in leading Florida to a Sugar Bowl victory. He comes into the season as a Heisman candidate. He feels in unwarranted, but it is what it is. He will try to become the 4th Gator signal caller to win the Heisman (Spurrier, Wuerffel, Tebow). The undoubted leader of the Defense is Preseason All-American Will Hill. The Gators will look to Hill to run the back end of their defense. He is a specimen and the Gators are looking for a few more big plays out of "Thrill" this season.