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Despite careful scheduling, Gators gladly running end of season gauntlet

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As anyone who cares about college football knows, the Florida Gators will face top-ranked Alabama in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday. Despite going in and out of the Ben Hill Griffin M.A.S.H. unit, and entering the game as huge underdogs, Gator Nation would rather be playing in the game instead of sitting at home. Gators’ Coach Jim McElwain knows the enormity of the task before him and his team on Saturday. “There’s only been a couple of times so…

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Florida, FSU among college teams that enjoy easy weekend

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So here we are in soft-touch week, where the wins are guaranteed and the paydays are getting bigger. And everyone, it seems, is happy. But should they be? It is one thing for a powerhouse college football team to open the season with a relatively easy game or two. But here in Week 12? Aren’t we supposed to be past Florida playing FAU and FSU playing Chattanooga? Aren’t schools supposed to be playing real opponents by now? Yet, as teams…

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