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Wednesday
Jun142006

Old School

Sun Sports is replaying the 1991 Florida/Florida State game tonight.

It was Steve Spurrier's second year in Gainesville, and the Gators were coming off four consecutive losses to FSU.  The Gators would go on to win this game 14-9 to snap the losing streak.

Notable Gators in this game:

Shane Matthews, Brad Culpepper, Errict Rhett, Darrin Mickell, Willie Jackson, Aubrey Hill, Ellis Johnson, Kevin Carter

Notable Seminoles in this game:

Casey Weldon, Amp Lee, Edgar Bennett, Carl Simpson, Kez McCorvey, Terrell Buckley, Marvin Jones, Matt Frier, Scott Player, Brad Johnson, Corey Fuller

What's interesting is the backbone of Florida State's superb 1993 team were freshmen and sophomores in this game (Derrick Alexander, Clifton Abraham, McCorvey, William "Bar None" Floyd, Charlie Ward, Kevin Knox).

That Florida State team was loaded, yet managed to lose, building the legend of The Swamp.  The Gators could credit a superb effort from their defensive line and secondary, muzzling the Seminoles' attack.

And no sooner do I finish typing this that the radio announcer says "coach Spurrier is about to kill his visor".  Please excuse me while I knock back a drink.

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More: Old games are entertaining in the way they date themselves.  One of the home-made signs on the side of the field was "Party on, Steve [Spurrier]".  Party on, Wayne.  Yeah.

Also, many a Gator fan in the stands was rocking tie dyed t-shirts.  It was a 60's/70's fad, but also had a little peak in the early 90's if I remember correctly.  Ahhhh, Americana. 

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The immortal Kez McCorvey 

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Reader Comments (4)

I think Steve Walsh was on Miami, not UF

And that 93 FSU (greatest team ever) lost quite convincingly to Notre Dame that year. I dont think I need to say how I feel about their FSU "National Title" (poor ol Bobby deserves one).

Under the current system, I suppose we would have had a rematch game between ND and FSU. I think the Irish would have beaten them again - just could not stop the Irish running game, NDs lines were absolutely top notch. Tim Ruddy, Aaron "the Joker" taylor on Offense, Bryant Young and Jim Flanagan on D>
June 14, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBaggins
GOOD catch re: Matthews/Walsh. Terrible brain fart.

I actually have a tape from the 93 FSU/Notre Dame game, that Notre Dame team was by far the most talented ND team in a long time.

Not just Young, Flanigan, Ruddy and Taylor, but a good college QB in Kevin McDougal, Lee Becton, superman Jeff Burris (ran over Derrick Brooks for a touchdown in that game and if not for unbelievably bad luck should have had 5 INT's in that game), Shawn Wooden, Bobby Taylor, Oliver Gibson, Pete Bercich, Lake Dawson, Ray Zellars etc. etc. etc.
June 14, 2006 | Registered CommenterCFR
Turner South (which is only available in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina) has been replaying tons of old games lately. Usually 3-4 per week.

Seeing Steve Taneyhill's uber-mullet again was priceless.
June 14, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRBR
Haha re: Taneyhill

I wish I had Turner South. They emailed me a year ago about certain promotions of theirs, but I just haven't seen any of the shows.

As a door prize they sent two pics of UGA winning some "best mascot in the South" competition.
June 14, 2006 | Registered CommenterCFR

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