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new face of terror for uf

the gators needed a new villain.

after all, who was left for florida football fans to truly hate?

bobby bowden? the seminoles haven't beaten florida since 2003. fsu is so far off the radar of gator fans, the ridiculous allstate commercial featuring bowden's statue barely even draws their ire.

the hurricanes? please. it's hard to hate a rival that has lost 12 games the last three seasons, not to mention one that hasn't been on the schedule in that same span.

what about phillip fulmer? he hasn't beaten florida since 2004.

steve spurrier? he was one moment from costing his former school a national title last year. but jarvis moss' finger tips twisted fate in florida's favor.

ohio state? oh-for-two.

florida fans entered this season in a very rare situation: they harbored no legitimate hatred toward anybody.

then came mark richt.

happy halloween. the gators have a new villain.

richt didn't just upset the gators saturday in jacksonville. he gave florida fans a visual they will long remember: seventy bulldogs frolicking in the end zone as yellow flags rained down on them.

the amount of venom being spewed toward richt from florida fans has been overwhelming. just click your mouse or turn on a radio talk show in gainesville.

but that's just in florida.

to gain a new perspective on georgia's now infamous touchdown celebration saturday, i turned to a close friend, brian k.

brian is a lifelong tennessee volunteer fan and spent eight years of his life attending school at ut (i know what you're thinking, but the eight years actually included grad school).

i figured brian would have a non-biased viewpoint on what happened at jacksonville municipal stadium. florida fans called it classless. georgia fans contend that richt is a genius for finding a way to overcome the demons that have haunted the georgia program in jacksonville the last two decades.

only tennessee brian could find the middle ground. so this is what brian wrote me in an e-mail.

"as an objective bystander who legitimately hates both schools, i thought this was hilarious. i rose to my seat when i saw it happening. i also thought this would have been much worse by georgia if mark richt had a reputation for being flamboyant or obnoxious, which he does not. if, say, bruce pearl tried to do this, i would think he was a total slime ball. but when mr. conservative himself has the (guts) to pull this trigger, you have to admire it."

i was still curious. so i asked tennessee brian how he would feel if this stunt was performed against tennessee, and it led to a georgia victory.

"i would be very angry."

this seems to be the final verdict on the situation. richt's decision received praise nationally, but was met with ire in gainesville.

when one of the most conservative coaches in america begins taunting the defending national champions " and then beats them " people take notice.

for one day, at least, the usually reserved richt became ralphie parker from "a christmas story." in the movie, ralphie unexpectedly rushes neighborhood bully scut farkus and pummels him to a bloody heap. this was an unexpected plot twist, and funny to everybody, except scut farkus.

on saturday, the gators were scut farkus.

even the florida players were upset. florida linebacker brandon spikes called the move "classless." safety tony joiner called it "fake juice."

coach urban meyer told his team after the game to not forget what happened saturday. don't ever forget.

for the next 360 days, when the gators reflect on the loss, they won't think about tebow's six sacks, or mohamed massaquoi's 84-yard touchdown catch, or mikey henderson's 54-yard touchdown catch. the first visual will be the 70 bulldogs dancing on the field.

and they'll be stewing for another shot at georgia and richt.

it's been a long time since florida has suffered such a bitter loss to a rival, let alone one it had beaten 15 of the last 17 years.

so now they have a new villain " mark richt.

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i thought it was a genious move on richts part. coaching involves a lot of psychology and richt flipped the script on florida. i bet their players were saying, "man these guys are crazy". it worked to perfection. it got into the florida's players heads and once you have beaten your opponent mentally, it is much easier to beat them physically. every once in a while a coach has to do something drastic to get the team motivated. richt did just that and it was great. good win.

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i thought it was a genious move on richts part. coaching involves a lot of psychology and richt flipped the script on florida. i bet their players were saying, "man these guys are crazy". it worked to perfection. it got into the florida's players heads and once you have beaten your opponent mentally, it is much easier to beat them physically. every once in a while a coach has to do something drastic to get the team motivated. richt did just that and it was great. good win.

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i thought it was a genious move on richts part. coaching involves a lot of psychology and richt flipped the script on florida. i bet their players were saying, "man these guys are crazy". it worked to perfection. it got into the florida's players heads and once you have beaten your opponent mentally, it is much easier to beat them physically. every once in a while a coach has to do something drastic to get the team motivated. richt did just that and it was great. good win.

i think it's been way overblown imo. simple fact is our defense didn't play well enough to win. even if the celebration doesn't happen, they still don't play well enough to win...

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i thought it was a genious move on richts part. coaching involves a lot of psychology and richt flipped the script on florida. i bet their players were saying, "man these guys are crazy". it worked to perfection. it got into the florida's players heads and once you have beaten your opponent mentally, it is much easier to beat them physically. every once in a while a coach has to do something drastic to get the team motivated. richt did just that and it was great. good win.

i think it's been way overblown imo. simple fact is our defense didn't play well enough to win. even if the celebration doesn't happen, they still don't play well enough to win...

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i think it's been way overblown imo. simple fact is our defense didn't play well enough to win. even if the celebration doesn't happen, they still don't play well enough to win...

i guess we need to write this day down.....i agree with capologist.

i think that it is overblown. the uf secondary needs to be the talk. that secondary gave up the big plays that allowed us to back the talk up with some walk.

i think that it would have been classless if we did it at the end of the game. however, we put basically put our hand on the table and told uf to "bring it on".

uf tried but the uf defense didn't get key stops when it needed. that secondary gave huge cushions for stafford to throw underneath and they got beaten over the top as well.

you can say injuries to the dl line, but if uf has had such great recruiting classes, it should have the depth.

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i think it's been way overblown imo. simple fact is our defense didn't play well enough to win. even if the celebration doesn't happen, they still don't play well enough to win...

i guess we need to write this day down.....i agree with capologist.

i think that it is overblown. the uf secondary needs to be the talk. that secondary gave up the big plays that allowed us to back the talk up with some walk.

i think that it would have been classless if we did it at the end of the game. however, we put basically put our hand on the table and told uf to "bring it on".

uf tried but the uf defense didn't get key stops when it needed. that secondary gave huge cushions for stafford to throw underneath and they got beaten over the top as well.

you can say injuries to the dl line, but if uf has had such great recruiting classes, it should have the depth.

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i think it's been way overblown imo. simple fact is our defense didn't play well enough to win. even if the celebration doesn't happen, they still don't play well enough to win...

i'm not saying that is why georgia won. all i'm saying is that richt did something "out of the box". kinda like the way tom coughlin has changed the attitude of the new york giants. obviously you have to perform on the field. i agree that it has been overblown.

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i think it's been way overblown imo. simple fact is our defense didn't play well enough to win. even if the celebration doesn't happen, they still don't play well enough to win...

i'm not saying that is why georgia won. all i'm saying is that richt did something "out of the box". kinda like the way tom coughlin has changed the attitude of the new york giants. obviously you have to perform on the field. i agree that it has been overblown.

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i think it had a far bigger effect on ga players than on fla. fla proved that by immediately scoring again, and going blow-for-blow for most of the game. but for ga players, it was huge. in years past, when fla takes that 17-14 lead, it's basically game over for the dawgs. not this time. it got them so energized and confident. coming after 9 straight rushes straight down fla's throat really sealed it.

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i think it had a far bigger effect on ga players than on fla. fla proved that by immediately scoring again, and going blow-for-blow for most of the game. but for ga players, it was huge. in years past, when fla takes that 17-14 lead, it's basically game over for the dawgs. not this time. it got them so energized and confident. coming after 9 straight rushes straight down fla's throat really sealed it.

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i think it's been way overblown imo. simple fact is our defense didn't play well enough to win. even if the celebration doesn't happen, they still don't play well enough to win...

it is. most of the time when a team gives up 42, they're not going to win, especially with a hurt qb. the celebration certainly didn't hurt anything for the bulldogs, but it probably didn't help as much as some of their fans want to think it did. i personally hope that my vols never do anything like that.

helen hunt won't be the face of terror for the gators for all that long after bruce pearl leads ut to another sweep of florida this season!!!

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i think it's been way overblown imo. simple fact is our defense didn't play well enough to win. even if the celebration doesn't happen, they still don't play well enough to win...

it is. most of the time when a team gives up 42, they're not going to win, especially with a hurt qb. the celebration certainly didn't hurt anything for the bulldogs, but it probably didn't help as much as some of their fans want to think it did. i personally hope that my vols never do anything like that.

helen hunt won't be the face of terror for the gators for all that long after bruce pearl leads ut to another sweep of florida this season!!!

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new face of terror for uf

the gators needed a new villain.

after all, who was left for florida football fans to truly hate?

bobby bowden? the seminoles haven't beaten florida since 2003. fsu is so far off the radar of gator fans, the ridiculous allstate commercial featuring bowden's statue barely even draws their ire.

the hurricanes? please. it's hard to hate a rival that has lost 12 games the last three seasons, not to mention one that hasn't been on the schedule in that same span.

what about phillip fulmer? he hasn't beaten florida since 2004.

steve spurrier? he was one moment from costing his former school a national title last year. but jarvis moss' finger tips twisted fate in florida's favor.

ohio state? oh-for-two.

florida fans entered this season in a very rare situation: they harbored no legitimate hatred toward anybody.

then came mark richt.

happy halloween. the gators have a new villain.

richt didn't just upset the gators saturday in jacksonville. he gave florida fans a visual they will long remember: seventy bulldogs frolicking in the end zone as yellow flags rained down on them.

the amount of venom being spewed toward richt from florida fans has been overwhelming. just click your mouse or turn on a radio talk show in gainesville.

but that's just in florida.

to gain a new perspective on georgia's now infamous touchdown celebration saturday, i turned to a close friend, brian k.

brian is a lifelong tennessee volunteer fan and spent eight years of his life attending school at ut (i know what you're thinking, but the eight years actually included grad school).

i figured brian would have a non-biased viewpoint on what happened at jacksonville municipal stadium. florida fans called it classless. georgia fans contend that richt is a genius for finding a way to overcome the demons that have haunted the georgia program in jacksonville the last two decades.

only tennessee brian could find the middle ground. so this is what brian wrote me in an e-mail.

"as an objective bystander who legitimately hates both schools, i thought this was hilarious. i rose to my seat when i saw it happening. i also thought this would have been much worse by georgia if mark richt had a reputation for being flamboyant or obnoxious, which he does not. if, say, bruce pearl tried to do this, i would think he was a total slime ball. but when mr. conservative himself has the (guts) to pull this trigger, you have to admire it."

i was still curious. so i asked tennessee brian how he would feel if this stunt was performed against tennessee, and it led to a georgia victory.

"i would be very angry."

this seems to be the final verdict on the situation. richt's decision received praise nationally, but was met with ire in gainesville.

when one of the most conservative coaches in america begins taunting the defending national champions " and then beats them " people take notice.

for one day, at least, the usually reserved richt became ralphie parker from "a christmas story." in the movie, ralphie unexpectedly rushes neighborhood bully scut farkus and pummels him to a bloody heap. this was an unexpected plot twist, and funny to everybody, except scut farkus.

on saturday, the gators were scut farkus.

even the florida players were upset. florida linebacker brandon spikes called the move "classless." safety tony joiner called it "fake juice."

coach urban meyer told his team after the game to not forget what happened saturday. don't ever forget.

for the next 360 days, when the gators reflect on the loss, they won't think about tebow's six sacks, or mohamed massaquoi's 84-yard touchdown catch, or mikey henderson's 54-yard touchdown catch. the first visual will be the 70 bulldogs dancing on the field.

and they'll be stewing for another shot at georgia and richt.

it's been a long time since florida has suffered such a bitter loss to a rival, let alone one it had beaten 15 of the last 17 years.

so now they have a new villain " mark richt.

well, this is what they will say is the reason that georgia lost next year if they do lose, it will not have anything to do with us playing lsu the week before.

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new face of terror for uf

the gators needed a new villain.

after all, who was left for florida football fans to truly hate?

bobby bowden? the seminoles haven't beaten florida since 2003. fsu is so far off the radar of gator fans, the ridiculous allstate commercial featuring bowden's statue barely even draws their ire.

the hurricanes? please. it's hard to hate a rival that has lost 12 games the last three seasons, not to mention one that hasn't been on the schedule in that same span.

what about phillip fulmer? he hasn't beaten florida since 2004.

steve spurrier? he was one moment from costing his former school a national title last year. but jarvis moss' finger tips twisted fate in florida's favor.

ohio state? oh-for-two.

florida fans entered this season in a very rare situation: they harbored no legitimate hatred toward anybody.

then came mark richt.

happy halloween. the gators have a new villain.

richt didn't just upset the gators saturday in jacksonville. he gave florida fans a visual they will long remember: seventy bulldogs frolicking in the end zone as yellow flags rained down on them.

the amount of venom being spewed toward richt from florida fans has been overwhelming. just click your mouse or turn on a radio talk show in gainesville.

but that's just in florida.

to gain a new perspective on georgia's now infamous touchdown celebration saturday, i turned to a close friend, brian k.

brian is a lifelong tennessee volunteer fan and spent eight years of his life attending school at ut (i know what you're thinking, but the eight years actually included grad school).

i figured brian would have a non-biased viewpoint on what happened at jacksonville municipal stadium. florida fans called it classless. georgia fans contend that richt is a genius for finding a way to overcome the demons that have haunted the georgia program in jacksonville the last two decades.

only tennessee brian could find the middle ground. so this is what brian wrote me in an e-mail.

"as an objective bystander who legitimately hates both schools, i thought this was hilarious. i rose to my seat when i saw it happening. i also thought this would have been much worse by georgia if mark richt had a reputation for being flamboyant or obnoxious, which he does not. if, say, bruce pearl tried to do this, i would think he was a total slime ball. but when mr. conservative himself has the (guts) to pull this trigger, you have to admire it."

i was still curious. so i asked tennessee brian how he would feel if this stunt was performed against tennessee, and it led to a georgia victory.

"i would be very angry."

this seems to be the final verdict on the situation. richt's decision received praise nationally, but was met with ire in gainesville.

when one of the most conservative coaches in america begins taunting the defending national champions " and then beats them " people take notice.

for one day, at least, the usually reserved richt became ralphie parker from "a christmas story." in the movie, ralphie unexpectedly rushes neighborhood bully scut farkus and pummels him to a bloody heap. this was an unexpected plot twist, and funny to everybody, except scut farkus.

on saturday, the gators were scut farkus.

even the florida players were upset. florida linebacker brandon spikes called the move "classless." safety tony joiner called it "fake juice."

coach urban meyer told his team after the game to not forget what happened saturday. don't ever forget.

for the next 360 days, when the gators reflect on the loss, they won't think about tebow's six sacks, or mohamed massaquoi's 84-yard touchdown catch, or mikey henderson's 54-yard touchdown catch. the first visual will be the 70 bulldogs dancing on the field.

and they'll be stewing for another shot at georgia and richt.

it's been a long time since florida has suffered such a bitter loss to a rival, let alone one it had beaten 15 of the last 17 years.

so now they have a new villain " mark richt.

well, this is what they will say is the reason that georgia lost next year if they do lose, it will not have anything to do with us playing lsu the week before.

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