Chomping at Bits: Gators' "perfect biosphere," Florida's 1966 Sugar Bowl loss to Mizzou

Chris Trotman

Florida's got one of the finest "biospheres" for college football, apparently. And the Gators get a chance for some revenge on ice against Missouri.

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College football's "perfect biosphere"? I know this piece made a lot of people happy this week, because I saw it shared a few places by friends before I got to comment on it, but it's really facile analysis that posits weather as the most important part of building a football program, doesn't discuss revenue, barely mentions Bull Gators, and doesn't even mention Jeremy Foley. The WSJ's Sports section is improving by leaps and bounds (disclosure: I Internet-know and like many people who have written and write for it), but this was a bad misfire. (Rachel Bachman, The Wall Street Journal)

Missouri's 1966 Sugar Bowl win needs avenging: As if the Gators needed more motivation this weekend. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Scouting Florida's depth chart: I just imagine Bill gulping a lot at every section of this except wide receiver and offensive line. (Bill Connelly, Rock M Nation)

Florida lacrosse's 2013 schedule released: Headlining games: A rematch of the NCAA Tournament semifinal with Syracuse in Miami, and a home finale against Northwestern. (GatorZone)

Marcell Harris sets a date: November 16. He's probably putting on a blue hat. (Bud Elliott, SB Nation)

Tim Tebow could tutor Braxton Miller? Note that no one is asking Tebow to tutor Jeff Driskel. (Doug Lesmerises, The Plain Dealer)

Robert Nkemdiche gives out troll bait like candy: There is a negative infinity chance that Nkemdiche comes to Florida, but the Gators got mentioned, and so the AJC's brutally trolly recruiting coverage gets another series of links. (Michael Carvell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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