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Jeff Cardozo, a Gainesville talk show host and commentator on the Gator Radio Network, said the reaction of most Gator fans is that they were happy to have Missouri in their division instead of Texas A & M. Despite Missouri being one of only eight programs in the country with eight wins or more in the last six years, the perception is that A & M is the tougher school. On November 3, 2012, Mizzou could give Florida fans their first opportunity to chomp on their words.

We keep hearing about how the East Division is the easier division of the two in the new SEC, but Georgia edged out South Carolina who  had a great year going 10-2 without their top running back and starting quarterback. Vandy is showing some life, and perhaps it was a transition year for the Gators, but this side of the SEC will still be a great challenge. Cardozo breaks down Mizzou’s East Division rivals.

AUDIO Listen to the Pressbox Podcast with Jeff Cardozo (12:00)

Plus Cardozo shares some tips and things to look for when you make your first trip to Gainesville.