Florida's Non-Conference Schedule Is the Laughingstock of Major College Football

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Florida's Non-Conference Schedule Is the Laughingstock of Major College Football
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After a headline like this, I feel obligated to let the Gator Nation know that I am about the most extreme Gator fan I know.

I was a fixture in the Swamp during my days at UF (2000-2004), also known as the best days of my life (except for the Ron Zook era, of course).

In 2004, I was back in California visiting family over the Christmas break. Florida was set to play Iowa in the Outback Bowl at 8am (Pacific time) New Year's morning.

Knowing that the game was early in the morning, and knowing how late I would be up, I stayed up all night just to watch my Gators get whacked by Robert Gallery and Co.

I bleed Orange and Blue, and I will until the day I die.

That being said, I am a realist, not an irrational fan (see http://bleacherreport.com/articles/213703-delving-inside-the-minds-of-irrational-fans-ifs), and any rational fan understands that Florida's 2009 non-conference schedule is a laughingstock.

Here is a breakdown of the non-SEC teams that will "challenge" the Gators this season.

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