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Florida linebacker Jon Bostic dislodges the helmet of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during the first quarter of Wednesday’s Sugar Bowl. Despite the hit, Bridgewater led the Cardinals to a 33-23 victory. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Florida linebacker Jon Bostic dislodges the helmet of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during the first quarter of Wednesday’s Sugar Bowl. Despite the hit, Bridgewater led the Cardinals to a 33-23 victory. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Florida State’s Bjoern Werner moves in for a sack against Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel. Werner had 3.5 sacks that game, but his Seminoles still lost, 37-26. The Gators currently rank No. 4 in Andy Staples’ latest power rankings while the Seminoles are No. 13. (Bill Frakes/SI)

GALLERY: Leading Off - Pictures of the Week

Florida State’s Bjoern Werner moves in for a sack against Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel. Werner had 3.5 sacks that game, but his Seminoles still lost, 37-26. The Gators currently rank No. 4 in Andy Staples’ latest power rankings while the Seminoles are No. 13. (Bill Frakes/SI)
GALLERY: Leading Off - Pictures of the Week

Florida’s Brandon Spikes, Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin pose during a photo shoot for SI’s 2008 college football preview issue. The Gators are ranked No. 3 in Andy Staples’ latest Power Rankings after pounding South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

POWER RANKINGS: Alabama, Oregon and Florida take top three spots
SI VAULT: 2008 College Football Preview - SEC Conference (8.11.08)

Florida’s Brandon Spikes, Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin pose during a photo shoot for SI’s 2008 college football preview issue. The Gators are ranked No. 3 in Andy Staples’ latest Power Rankings after pounding South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. (Peter Read Miller/SI)
POWER RANKINGS: Alabama, Oregon and Florida take top three spotsSI VAULT: 2008 College Football Preview - SEC Conference (8.11.08)

LSU receiver Spencer Ware is gang-tackled by the Florida defense during Saturday’s matchup in Gainesville. The Gators limited LSU’s offense to just 200 total yards in a 14-6 victory. (Bill Frakes/SI)

STAPLES: Don’t look now but Florida is now an SEC threat
GALLERY: College Football Top 25 Review

LSU receiver Spencer Ware is gang-tackled by the Florida defense during Saturday’s matchup in Gainesville. The Gators limited LSU’s offense to just 200 total yards in a 14-6 victory. (Bill Frakes/SI)
STAPLES: Don’t look now but Florida is now an SEC threatGALLERY: College Football Top 25 Review

Happy 67th birthday Steve Spurrier. In this 1997 photo, Spurrier (then the coach of the Gators) faces off with longtime rival Bobby Bowden (then coach of the the Seminoles) before a Florida-Florida State game. (AP)

SI VAULT: Spurrier is college football’s best passer (11.14.66)

Happy 67th birthday Steve Spurrier. In this 1997 photo, Spurrier (then the coach of the Gators) faces off with longtime rival Bobby Bowden (then coach of the the Seminoles) before a Florida-Florida State game. (AP)
SI VAULT: Spurrier is college football’s best passer (11.14.66)

Gators forward Casey Prather converts an easy hoop during Thursday’s Final Four victory over Marquette. Florida will face Louisville, who defeated Michigan State last night, for a trip to the Final Four. (John McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Best Photos of the Sweet 16
WINN: Beal, Gators take out Marquette | Highlights
ANDERSON: Louisville looks sharp in victory | Highlights

Gators forward Casey Prather converts an easy hoop during Thursday’s Final Four victory over Marquette. Florida will face Louisville, who defeated Michigan State last night, for a trip to the Final Four. (John McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Best Photos of the Sweet 16WINN: Beal, Gators take out Marquette | HighlightsANDERSON: Louisville looks sharp in victory | Highlights

Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning calls signals during a 1997 game against Florida. Manning is still the NFL’s most-coveted free agent and is leaning toward signing with Denver, San Francisco or Tennessee. Will he decide to return home and sign with the Titans? (John Biever/SI)

(UPDATE - Manning decided against returning home and will join the Broncos).

KING MMQB: The ripple effect of Manning’s decision
TRUTH AND RUMORS: Has Manning already decided?
GALLERY: NFL’s Old Faces in New Places

Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning calls signals during a 1997 game against Florida. Manning is still the NFL’s most-coveted free agent and is leaning toward signing with Denver, San Francisco or Tennessee. Will he decide to return home and sign with the Titans? (John Biever/SI)
(UPDATE - Manning decided against returning home and will join the Broncos).
KING MMQB: The ripple effect of Manning’s decisionTRUTH AND RUMORS: Has Manning already decided?GALLERY: NFL’s Old Faces in New Places

Sure, one of college football’s best rivalries won’t be renewed for another eight months, but this 2004 photo was too good not to post. Will Georgia have its way with Florida when the two teams meet in late October? Stay tuned. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

Sure, one of college football’s best rivalries won’t be renewed for another eight months, but this 2004 photo was too good not to post. Will Georgia have its way with Florida when the two teams meet in late October? Stay tuned. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow urges his teammates following a first down in the second half of the BCS National Championship against Oklahoma. The Gators claimed the title of 2008’s best college football team with a 24-14 victory over the Sooners. The national champions will be decided tonight as Alabama playing against LSU. (Bob Rosato/SI)

SI VAULT: Youthful Florida stuffed Sooners, win title (1.19.09)
MANDEL: Tonight’s title game rematch is a showcase for reviled BCS
STAPLES: Can Tigers, Crimson Tide score points? Here’s how
ANDERSON: Five critical plays from the first LSU-Alabama matchup

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow urges his teammates following a first down in the second half of the BCS National Championship against Oklahoma. The Gators claimed the title of 2008’s best college football team with a 24-14 victory over the Sooners. The national champions will be decided tonight as Alabama playing against LSU. (Bob Rosato/SI)
SI VAULT: Youthful Florida stuffed Sooners, win title (1.19.09)MANDEL: Tonight’s title game rematch is a showcase for reviled BCSSTAPLES: Can Tigers, Crimson Tide score points? Here’s howANDERSON: Five critical plays from the first LSU-Alabama matchup

Florida QB Steve Spurrier makes a pass during a 1966 game against Georgia. Spurrier would go onto coach the Gators from 1990 to 2001, winning a national championship in 1996 and six SEC championships (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000). The rivalry will be renewed when Gators and Bulldogs face off on Saturday. (James Drake/SI)

SI VAULT: Spurrier can’t rescue Florida as UGA rolls past Gators (11.14.66)

Florida QB Steve Spurrier makes a pass during a 1966 game against Georgia. Spurrier would go onto coach the Gators from 1990 to 2001, winning a national championship in 1996 and six SEC championships (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000). The rivalry will be renewed when Gators and Bulldogs face off on Saturday. (James Drake/SI)
SI VAULT: Spurrier can’t rescue Florida as UGA rolls past Gators (11.14.66)

LSU punter Brad Wing scores on a fake punt during the first quarter of Saturday’s Tigers-Gators game at Tiger Stadium. The play was negated by a penalty, but that was about all that slowed the top-ranked Tigers down in a 41-11 victory over Florida. (Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE)

MANDEL: 'Reality Check Weekend' for some big-name programs
STAPLES: Oklahoma wins in Red River Rout | Video Highlights
ANDERSON: Thoughts on Clemson-BC and other afternoon games
GALLERY: The best photos from this week’s Top 25 games
VIDEO: Check out highlights of the weekend’s top games

LSU punter Brad Wing scores on a fake punt during the first quarter of Saturday’s Tigers-Gators game at Tiger Stadium. The play was negated by a penalty, but that was about all that slowed the top-ranked Tigers down in a 41-11 victory over Florida. (Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE)
MANDEL: 'Reality Check Weekend' for some big-name programsSTAPLES: Oklahoma wins in Red River Rout | Video HighlightsANDERSON: Thoughts on Clemson-BC and other afternoon gamesGALLERY: The best photos from this week’s Top 25 gamesVIDEO: Check out highlights of the weekend’s top games