Understanding Is the Name of UF's Game

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Understanding Is the Name of UF's Game
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The recipe for a national championship in the SEC has been pretty simple of late: Coaches either win one in their second or third year. Urban Meyer did it at Florida in Year 2 (2006). Gene Chizik did the same thing at Auburn in 2010. Alabama’s Nick Saban and LSU’s Les Miles did it in Year 3 following a double-digit-win season and a BCS berth. That means Florida’s Will Muschamp should feel pretty good about his third year in Gainesville. After a mediocre 7-6 debut in 2011, Muschamp guided Florida to 11 wins and an appearance in the Allstate Sugar Bowl -- the same bowl Saban and Miles went to in their second years. If recent history means anything at all, Muschamp and his Gators are basically two-thirds of the way from hoisting one of those shiny crystal footballs out in Pasadena, Calif...

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