Florida Football Gators Football Schedule in 2014
The Florida Gators are ready to take to the field and dominate
the competition in 2014. The Gators are coming off of a disappointing 2013 season which saw them finish in the middle of the
pack in the SEC East with a 3-5 conference record and a 4-8 overall record which left them out of consideration for any bowl
games. This is unacceptable for Florida coaches, players, and fans and you can expect a big turnaround in the 2014 season.
The Gators are looking to build on some solid momentum they created this spring and have it help them hit the ground running
in the regular season. The Gators unveiled their new offense for the more than 30,000 fans in attendance at the team's scrimmage
this spring. The Gators are implementing a new, no-huddle scheme, and head coach Will Muschamp has high hopes for how it will
affect the Gators chances in the SEC in 2014. The team knows that it's going to have to perform well at home this season if
they're going to climb the standings, and they'll have plenty of opportunities to prove that they're up to the challenge.
Gators know that they're going to have to play their best on October 11th when the LSU Tigers come into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
this season. The Tigers have one of the top programs, not only in the SEC but in the nation in general. This Tigers team is
sure to be stacked with playmakers on both sides of the ball, so it will be key that the Gators are fully adjusted to their
new offense in time for this matchup. The stands are sure to be packed to the brim for this contest when these two top programs
face off on the field.
Another top team set to come into the Gators' house this season is the South Carolina Gamecocks.
The Gamecocks will visit Gainesville on November 15th for what will be a huge game for the Gators. South Carolina has one
of the best coaches in the country in Steve Spurrier, and he's always got his players at the top of their game. The Gators
will have to execute efficiently and avoid costly errors to make it happen against South Carolina this season, but that is
surely something they are capable of. Be there in the stands to take it all in when these two SEC foes battle it out for a
Florida Gators Football History
The Florida Gators are part of the Southeastern Conference (SEC)
of the NCAA, which they have been part of since its formation in 1932. The Gators have been part of a conference with the
Auburn Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide since the beginnings, when the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic
Association (SIAA) existed in the early 1900s. The Gators joined the Southern Conference in 1922, and have been a part of
the SEC for decades. The Florida Gators are a constant threat in the SEC, and have taken down eight SEC championship titles
to date, in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2006, and 2008. The Gators have also made ten appearances in the SEC Championship
Game, which is more than any other SEC team to date. When it comes to SEC athletics and football in particular, the Florida
Gators are always in the conversation as a dominant player.
The Florida Gators football team is a three-time national
championship titleholder, dating back to 1996, when the Gators won their very first national title under the leadership of
head coach Steve Spurrier. The Gators went 12-1 on the season, topping rival Florida State 52-20 in the Sugar Bowl and being
dubbed the national champions in NCAA football for the first time. The Gators saw several winning seasons around this time
period, although they wouldn't win another national championship until 10 years later, when the Gators posted a repeat performance
in 2006. This time under the leadership of Urban Meyer as head coach, the Gators played in the BCS National Championship Game
and topped the Ohio State Buckeyes 41-14, giving them their second NCAA title after posting a 13-1 record on the season. The
Gators came back for more in 2008, taking home their third championship title with a win over the Oklahoma Sooners 24-14 in
the BCS National Championship Game.
Florida Gators Football Trivia
Quarterback Tim Tebow was one of the
best football players in the history of the Florida Gators program. What team selected him in the NFL Draft once he left Florida?
answer is the Denver Broncos.
Florida Gators Football Rivalries
Fans of the Florida Gators love to come
out to see the team take on its biggest rivals. It's no surprise that most of the biggest rivals for Florida football lie
within the Southeastern Conference of the NCAA. The Gators have several conference rivals within the SEC, and their biggest
matchups of the year are against teams like Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn and Miami. The Gators
and the FSU Seminoles have one of the biggest Florida state rivalries, as the two biggest schools in the state. Whenever Florida
and Florida State match up on the turf, fans can expect to see the grandstands packed full of screaming football fans. Both
Florida teams are known for being big contenders for the national championship, and that just fuels the fire behind the rivalry
every time the teams square off on the field. The Florida Gators also call the Georgia Bulldogs a big rival, with games against
each other dating back to 1915. The annual Florida-Georgia game, previously known as the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail
Party, brings football fans by the thousands to see who takes home the Okefenokee Oar, and with both teams pretty evenly matched,
the big game is almost never a blowout. Florida-Tennessee match ups also date back to the early 1900s, with the SEC East rivals
playing each other at least once every season. The Auburn Tigers were also a big threat to the Gators until 2002, when the
SEC changed football schedules so that the two teams don't play each other every season. Before then, the teams had played
each other every year starting in 1945.