It’s the college football offseason, and players and fans everywhere are optimistic that 2020 is going to be their team’s year.

Florida fans are optimistic that the 2020 season is setting up to be the Gators’ year. Dan Mullen’s squad has gotten some media love as the potential favorites in the SEC East. UF wide receiver Jacob Copeland recently took it a step further, declaring Florida will be 2020 SEC champions.

Gators defensive lineman Zach Carter recently posted a video to his Snapchat of Copeland saying “SEC champs 2020.” A Twitter user screen recorded Carter’s video and shared it on Twitter. Copeland saw the tweet, quoted it, and stood by his post-workout prediction, replying” ‘SEC champs 2020’…🐊💪🏽💯”

Florida’s last SEC championship win came in 2008 when Mullen was Urban Meyer’s offensive coordinator and the Tim Tebow-led squad went on to win the BCS championship over Oklahoma. Since then, UF has dropped its three most recent conference championship game appearances in 2009, ’15 and ’16.

Copeland, a former top-70 recruit, is entering his third year on campus. He played in just three games of the 2018 season, taking a redshirt. In 2019, Copeland caught 21 passes for 273 yards and 2 touchdowns, contributing to an 11-2 campaign.

Florida recently announced its spring practice schedule, including six open practices.