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College Football: Why the Florida Gators Fear
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Part of college football has always been the pageantry, the story line before and after the game, and the history each game has or provides shortly thereafter. And every team has one—an adversary, a rival, an enemy, or a loathed opposing head coach.

The Florida Gators are one of the most (if not the most) hated teams in the SEC due to the success the team has enjoyed over the past 20 years, the personalities of past coaches, and the arrogance the citizens of the Gator Nation possess.

That being said, the Gators surely have teams or coaches they would rather not face, preferring to deal with other teams or coaches instead.  Their preference could be based on the team's history, the coach, the fan base, or something else completely.

Here are five examples of teams that Florida Gators would rather have to face due to history, present successes, or simply "just because," compared with five teams that the Gators fear.

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