Sure do like the tone of this paragraph in Chris Low’s review of Florida’s 2013 schedule:
Gut-check time: It’s the date that jumps out there for all Florida players, coaches and fans — Nov. 2. The annual showdown with Georgia in Jacksonville might as well be circled in blood this season. Georgia has won the past two in the series, and that’s after Florida dominated this rivalry for much of the past two decades. The Gators had won 18 of 21 prior to losing the past two. Florida also hasn’t played in the SEC championship game since 2009, and losing a third straight to Georgia would make getting back to Atlanta a long shot.
It wasn’t too long ago when all the angst was on the red and black side. If Georgia can pull off a third straight win in Jax, there will be some serious sphincter tightening going on in Gainesville.
Mark Richt may not have won a national title, but if he’s truly able to recast this series as a balanced rivalry, that’s a helluva legacy in my book.