They can discuss the proposed “funeral” for Gators’ quarterback Austin Appleby. They can decide what Florida defensive back Quincy Wilson mean when he said that “no one has ever seen a duck pull a truck.” They can talk about Florida’s 11-game winning streak, including two straight wins of one point each.
Or, they can go to the old standby.
They can argue whether Jabar Gaffney caught the ball.
This week’s Football Flashback centers around the 2000 game between the Vols and the Gators. Florida won, 27-23, with 14 seconds left in the match. Jesse Palmer found Gaffney two yards deep in the end zone. Gaffney caught the ball, then lost it when the Vols’ Willie Miles knocked it away.
“I had it long enough for it to be a touchdown,” Gaffney said at the time.
For almost two decades now, Tennessee fans insist it was incomplete. Florida fans just laugh.
No question, God was smiling on us because the other team outplayed us,” Gators coach Steve Spurrier said. “And somehow we got more points.”