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Football flashback: When the Gators Tim Tebow topped the Tide

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Officially, the national championship would wait. But to the University of Florida players, this was where it was won. In Atlanta, against Alabama, in the fourth quarter. This was where the toughness came out. This was where Tim Tebow’s grand promise was delivered. It was December 6, 2008, the end of Florida’s run and the beginning of Alabama’s. But the day still belonged to Tebow and Urban Meyer. The Gators trailed Alabama and Nick Saban 20-17 going into the final period.…

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FSU’s Jimbo Fisher the king of winning close games in college football

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Close counts, especially for a coach who is on the winning side of things. Ask FSU’s Jimbo Fisher, the close-win king of college football. According to Jon Solomon of CBSsports, Fisher is the best close-game coach in the ACC. Fisher was 7-0 in one-possession games, and the Seminoles have won their last 10 overall, with their last close-game loss coming to North Carolina State in 2012. Solomon ranks Alabama’s Nick Saban, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, UCLA’s Jim Mora, TCU’s Gary…

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After all this time, Steve Spurrier still belongs to the Florida Gators

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He won the Heisman Trophy there. He won a national championship. As a player, and as a coach, he helped to change things. Even after this time away, Steve Spurrier is the ultimate Gator. Even now, he still looks odd in burgundy. In college football, things change. And so, it is easy to wonder if Spurrier will ever be thought of as South Carolina’s coach, or just as a Florida alumnus working somewhere else. Already, Spurrier is entering his 11th…

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