Florida Football Gators Football Schedule
The Florida Gators have been one of the most dominant football programs
in the past few decades and playing in the always tough SEC gives them the knowledge that they can play with and beat any
team in the country. Florida has had a football team for well over a decade having established the program initially in 1906.
There is no sport bigger in Gainesville than college football and game days at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium are spectacles of
color, noise, and of course world class football. 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
turn around in the 2014 season. Head coach Will Muschamp knows that his stay in Gainesville will not last long if he can't
guide the Gators back to the top of the SEC standings and national relevance so expect his team to be on a mission this year.
With new blood infused on defense in the form of stud recruits cornerback Jalen Tabor and offensive tackle David Sharpe there
is no reason not to believe that there are big things in store for Florida. Get your tickets for Gators home games from StubHub
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The season kicks off with a winnable game against the Idaho
Vandals at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on August 30th. If the Gators hope to prove their mettle this season it will all begin
with a win over the Vandals. Big time SEC games follow including a match up against defending SEC East champion the Missouri
Tigers on October 18th. On November 15th the always tough South Carolina Gamecocks come to Gainesville in what could prove
to be a must win game for the Gators if they have any aspirations of winning a bowl game.
Florida Gators Football
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 a been 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
Florida Gators Football Rivalries
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.
Florida Gators Football History
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
Anyone who follows Florida football knows that there have been some notable names to come out of the Gators
football program over the last several decades. NFL players, sportscasters and all kinds of record holders have come out of
the ranks of the Florida football program, including -- but not limited to -- names like Cris Collinsworth, a three-time Pro
Bowl pick that has been the face of NBC football as a sports commentator over the last several years. All-star players like
Tim Tebow also came out of the Florida football program, highlighting the Gators collegiate play. The controversial Aaron
Hernandez also played college ball for the Gators, as did NFL hotshots like Emmitt Smith, Fred Taylor, Jabar Gaffney and Rex