GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Following a loss at Auburn in 2006,
Florida players were angry. They responded by winning the rest of
their games and the national title.
Following a home loss to Mississippi in 2008, the Gators were
dejected. They rallied around quarterback Tim Tebow, won out again
and picked up another national championship.
How did this year's team react following Saturday night's 31-6
drubbing at top-ranked Alabama?
Coach Urban Meyer says the group was a "combination of both."
Meyer says several team leaders stood up in the locker room in
Tuscaloosa, Ala., and expressed their feelings. He adds that, "You
have to be a real man to back everything up."
No. 14 Florida gets a chance to back everything up Saturday
night against No. 12 LSU.
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