They are 18-point underdogs, the biggest spread against them since 1988. They have lost seven of the last eight games against the Gators and haven’t won in The Swamp since 1971, when Fulmer played guard for Tennessee and Steve Spurrier was a backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
School officials have figured that it took Florida 8,227 seconds to score 56 touchdowns, an average of 2:27 on each drive.
Sally Jenkins: “Steve Spurrier violates an unwritten code among college coaches, the code that says they’re supposed to go easy on each other. It’s a code of mutual sympathy and commiseration: They have little job security, and their fates are controlled by undergrads, overserved alums and unreliable refs. So they don’t embarrass each other, or criticize, or accuse. But Spurrier habitually refuses to observe these niceties, and he refused to do so again last week, reminding us that he is equally the most infuriating and interesting man in football.”