Gators Cope With Loss Off the Field

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While the South Florida Bulls are soaring, the Gators are reeling, and for a moment we take a step off of the football field.

The Gators bye week came at an appropriate time, as the team is in mourning of the untimely death of Michael Guilford.

As reported on WCTV this past Friday, the redshirt freshman defensive back, and former Blountstown High School quarterback, who led the Tigers to the 2004 state championship, and played a large role as a practice player for last year's Gators national championship team, was killed in a motorcycle accident along with a friend from Panama City, Florida.

Tomorrow, Guilford will be laid to rest in Blountstown, 11 eastern at first baptist church. Coach Meyer has made it clear that his prayers and thoughts are with the family.

"It's terrible, our prayers are with the family, great terrific person, terrific young man, and the young lady and Michael, our heart and prayers go out to their families," says Florida Head Football Coach Urban Meyer.

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