1. SEC Championship Game: 5 Ways Georgia Could Upset LSU

    With all of the attention that has so righteously been heaped upon Southeastern Conference powerhouses Louisiana State and Alabama, the fact that Georgia has won 10 consecutive games has gone somewhat unnoticed...

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  2. Bowl Predictions: Ohio State and Florida

    As they attempt to find games that are appealing to the masses, the heads of many so-called "minor bowls" sift through a lot of reasons for and against putting together certain matchups...

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  3. 2011 College Football: Why an LSU vs. Alabama Rematch Is the Only Answer

    I got an email the other day from someone desperately looking for ways to persuade anyone reading that Alabama and Louisiana State have no business playing a rematch against one another for the BCS national championship...

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  4. 2011 Florida Football: Grading the Gators vs. Florida State

    I'm about to write something I think even the most ardent of Florida State football fans won't dispute. Florida's defense deserved a better fate Saturday night. I'm not saying the Seminoles didn't fight hard to earn their 21-7 victory in The Swamp...

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  5. Florida State vs. Florida: 10 Players Who Could Impact the Game

    So, it hasn't quite been the season fans of Florida and Florida State hoped it would be. But that doesn't mean Saturday night's game in The Swamp isn't a big deal. It is. For better bowl positioning...

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  6. Florida State vs. Florida: My Favorite Memory of a Gator Win

    During my sports writing career, I have covered right around 20 football games between Florida and Florida State. The contests are generally extremely heated on the field and in the stands...

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  7. 2011 Florida Football: Grading the Gators vs. Furman

    In the days leading up to Florida's game with Furman, I wrote about how the contest could serve as an opportunity for Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett to have an early audition for the 2012 quarterback job ( http://bleacherreport...

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  8. Furman vs. Florida: Will This Game Serve as a QB Audition for the Gators?

    I am a semi-regular guest of "The Fan" Sports Radio WSFN in Brunswick, Ga., to talk Gator sports during "The Afternoon Blitz...

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  9. 2011 Florida Gators Football: Why Caleb Sturgis Should Be an All-American

    Sitting at 5-5 heading into this week's game against visiting Furman, it has been difficult to find a lot to cheer about if you are a fan of the Florida Gators. Call Caleb Sturgis a definite exception...

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  10. 2011 Florida Gators Football: Grading the Gators Versus South Carolina

    Has there been a more hard-luck college football team this year than the Florida Gators? My guess is that there hasn't...

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  11. Florida Gators Football: Breaking Down the South Carolina Game by the Numbers

    The "Game of the Century" seems so long ago now, doesn't it? What has been one of the ugliest weeks in the history of sports has seen attention driven away from the field and toward the stomach-turning story at Penn State...

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  12. 2011 Florida Gators Football: 10 Players Who Could Impact UF-South Carolina

    There will be a lot on the line this coming Saturday afternoon when Florida visits South Carolina. The Gamecocks need a win (and a loss by Georgia to either Auburn or Kentucky—OK, ...

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  13. 2011 Florida Football: Grading the Gators vs. Vanderbilt

    After a brutal October schedule saw Florida take on four ranked teams and go winless, the Gators may have righted themselves with a 26-21 victory in The Swamp against better-than-usual Vanderbilt...

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  14. 2011 Florida Gators Football: The Vanderbilt Game Could Determine UF's Bowl Fate

    When Florida was 4-0 and ranked 12th in the nation, the thought that the Gators would drop four straight games was almost unfathomable...

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  15. 2011 Florida Gators Football: A Look into the Future Shows Promise

    Yeah, so the Gator Nation is a bit disgruntled this week. OK, maybe calling the diehards decked out in orange and blue "disgruntled" is like saying Nick Saban can be grouchy at times...

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  16. Florida Football: Grading the Gators vs. Georgia

    To say it has been a rough October for the University of Florida football team would be an understatement...

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  17. Florida Gators Football: A Look at 10 Stars of Previous Florida-Georgia Games

    It is one of the most talked about rivalries in college football. Yes, neither Florida nor Georgia will be playing for a BCS national championship this season, but, nonetheless, ...

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  18. 2011 Florida Gators Football: 3 Keys To Beating Rival Georgia This Week

    This is, without question, the biggest game of the year for the Florida Gators. But let's not kid ourselves. Saturday afternoon's encounter in Jacksonville will be just as big for the Georgia Bulldogs as it will be for UF ...

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  19. 2011 Florida Gators Football: Reviewing and Previewing the Season

    Hey, Gator fans, it's OK. Take a deep breath. There are worse things in the world than three straight losses, two of which were to the best teams in college football (Alabama and LSU) and the third was at defending BCS national champion Auburn...

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  20. BCS Rankings 2011: Power Ranking the Coaches of the BCS Top 25

    So often football coaches say "It's not about the Xs and Os, it's about the Jimmys and Joes." The gist is that those creating and calling the plays on the sidelines don't mean nearly as much as those assigned to run said plays...

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  21. College Football 2011: Year of the Quarterback

    College football in 2009 was often referred to as the "Year of the Quarterback." After all, the game's headline names were Florida's Tim Tebow (the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner), ...

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  22. College Football Rankings 2011: Predicting Where AP Top 25 Will Finish Season

    With the first BCS rankings being released on Sunday, college football fans finally have the firm grasp on the Top 25 we've all been looking for. Now, we're free to move on to what we all love and enjoy: Predictions...

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  23. Alabama vs. Mississippi: Grading the Tide's Victory Against the Rebels

    Another day, another "A." With its meeting against fellow Southeastern Conference powerhouse Louisiana State now just three weeks away, Alabama continued its march to another BCS ...

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  24. Marcus Lattimore Injury: Lattimore and the Most Unlucky Stars of 2011

    As is the case every season, college football teams deal with injuries. Some are serious, others aren't that bad. But in all cases, they make some sort of difference to the team affected...

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  25. Denard Robinson Injury: Why Reckless Playing Style Means He May Always Be Hurt

    Let me be clear before getting started: Denard Robinson is an extremely talented kid who is a lot of fun to watch...

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