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Chomping At Bits: This Gator Bowl Afterglow Sure Is Nice

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Gators won't forget 2011, have momentum heading into 2012: "Now, I don’t want you to forget one thing about this season. I don’t want you to forget about the tough times. I don’t want you to forget about the frustrations. I don’t want you to forget about any of those times as moments." That's very Eric Taylor of you, Will Muschamp. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

Was Urban Meyer at the Gator Bowl? Sharrif Floyd thinks so: "I know he was in the booth. I talked to a couple of their players that I know, so I knew he was here all week. Again, I’m happy for him. He’s making the best decision for him and his family and good luck to him." (Rachel George, Swamp Things/Orlando Sentinel)

Florida defense getting hungry: "We want to prove we're one of those top defenses in the country [next season]," Bostic said. "We know it starts now. We're not going to wait till the summer time or wait until next fall in two-a-days." (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

Special teams star: Is this this last Chris Rainey quote we're likely to get? (Chris Harry, GatorZone)

"I’d say I got it," Patton said. "But I think Rainey would say he did."

Patton was half right.

"It was me," Rainey said.

Meanwhile, in Athens... Another frustrating season's end for the Classic City Canines, which I will admit is a badass nickname. (T. Kyle King, Dawg Sports)

Meanwhile, in Knoxville... Oh, boy, is it getting ugly. (Will Shelton, Rocky Top Talk)

Recruits like their numbers: Note the difference in temperament between Mike Davis and Tracy Howard. (Tom Bergeron, Rivals High)

Speaking of Davis: He confirms everything we already knew about why he decommitted. (Michael Carvell, College Recruiting/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Columnist overreacts to corruption in sports for 50-11th time: Next time you get upset about me being more liberal/progressive/"politically correct" than you, remember that Zirin writes things like "indentured servitude masquerading as sport." (Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports)

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