Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Daily Headlines: Got it? Good. Now forget it.

Apparently Florida coach Urban Meyer’s “State of the Union” talk to his team about the BCS was a quick lesson. Meyer wanted his players to understand the possibilities, before returning to their regularly scheduled broadcast of let’s-hype-an-opponent-that-isn’t-as-good-as-us coach speak.

“I disagree. I think it is a rivalry game,” Meyer said. “You have the built in rivalry with Coach Spurrier coming back to town. You’ll have a rivalry atmosphere around here.”

Here’s another interesting storyline this week (or maybe just people grasping at straws.) One writer suggests Meyer might be mocking Steve Spurrier. Then again it’s not as if the players really remember that guy anyway. It seems the bettors are buying into a blowout as the opening line has Florida favored by 21 points. Leave it to the Old Head Ball Coach to make his own team look like more of an underdog.


In what was probably the biggest upset that no one heard about this weekend, the Florida women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to Georgia in the SEC Tournament semifinals. This after the Gators went a perfect 11-0 in regular-season conference play, the first time that’s ever been done in the SEC. The feat did not go unnoticed, however, as Florida is still a No. 2 seed and will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

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