Chomping at Bits: Could Florida go to the Fiesta Bowl?

Christian Petersen

It's unlikely, but the Fiesta Bowl is rumored to be interested in an SEC team.

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The Fiesta Bowl wants an SEC team, and Florida is an SEC team: I don't know that I buy the Gators having much of a chance of coming up with that particular BCS bowl berth (hell, I think sneaking into the Sugar Bowl after Alabama sneaks into the BCS title game would be more likely), but Florida does have some history in the desert. (Tony Barnhart, CBS Sports)

Loucheiz Purifoy, story of the fall? Put like that here, making me think I'm not wrong about this. (Adam Silverstein, Rivals)

How negative plays kill the Gators: I ... suspected this. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports - $)

Carol Muschamp, coach's wife: Most important tidbit: Muschamp's family call his Coach Boom moments "EOs," for "emotional outbursts." (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

Lessons learned from a game on a boat: I'll be writing some (finally) on that game tomorrow, too. (The Bull Gator)

Beyond the box score of Florida-Alabama State: Florida not fouling is a really good sign, I think. (Michael Rogner, Run The Floor)

Should carrier games in college hoops be done? Maybe, for safety and financial reasons, but different financial reasons will keep getting them staged. (Jeff Borzello, CBS Sports)

Florida women's hoops gets major recruit: I could be wrong, but the No. 13 player in the nation coming to Florida is probably the best recruiting coup in the program's history. (Buddy Shacklette, Daytona Beach News-Journal)

So where does Florida fit in the rankings? It's all about the eyeball test vs. a résumé review for the Gators. (Martin Rickman and Mark Ennis, SB Nation)

Florida target Will Grier breaks national passing record: And his team needed him to in a 104-80 win. Yes, this was a football score. (MaxPreps | Dave Krider, MaxPreps)

How 'Bama fell to A&M: Three different takes: Johnny Manziel is perfect for Kevin Sumlin; A&M has finally learned to counter-punch; Manziel and turnovers fit the formula to beating Nick Saban. All worth your time, but at least the first two for sure. (Bill Connelly, SB Nation | Matt Hinton, Sunday Morning Quarterback | Andy Hutchins, SB Nation)

Did the NCAA know of player likenesses in video games? Of course they did. This article is sort of needlessly breathless, written by the kind of person who has never played NCAA Football, but there's tons of good info in it if you care about former players' class-action suit. (Jon Solomon,

A Gator comes home: Someday, I'll write something about how I went "walking around Publix for 20 minutes for no reason other than because it's the greatest supermarket ever," surely. (Bryan Garcia, The Masthead)

Muschamp's Monday presser: Video below, quotes at the link. (GatorZone)

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