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2 History of the Florida Gator Football Team

3 Table of Contents Slide 1…………………………………………………..History of the Florida Gators Slide2………………………………………………………………Table of Contents Slide3……………………………………………………………..A tale of two teams Slide4……………………………Differences between Spurrier, Zook and Meyer Slide5……………………………………The good that comes from resigning Slide6……………………………………………………………………Bowl Games Slide7………………………………………………………………………….Timeline Slide8…………………………………………………………………………Summary Slide9………………………………………………………………………….Glossary Slide10……………………………………………………………………Bibliography

4 A Tale of Two Teams Some of Florida’s successes are numerous SEC championships, three national championships, and three Heisman Trophy winners. Unfortunate things that happened are Florida’s more than fifteen losing seasons, Steve Spurrier resigned, and Ron Zook did not do well University of Florida Football Team

5 Differences between Spurrier, Zook, and Meyer Spurrier is the similar to Meyer because they both won at least one national title and had a Heisman trophy winner. Zook is different because he did not have a national title or a Heisman trophy winner

6 The good that comes from resigning The good that comes from resigning is that you know that another great coach is going to come after you, just like Spurrier resigned because he wanted to coach an NFL team. Ron Zook then got hired and shortly got fired because he had two straight losing seasons. Finally, Urban Meyer got hired and has won two national titles (to be continued…)

7 SeasonBowl GameWinnerLoser 1912Bacardi BowlBacardi Bowl†Florida 28Vedado Athletic Club Gator BowlFlorida 14TulsaTulsa Gator BowlMississippiMississippi 7Florida Gator BowlFlorida 13BaylorBaylor Gator BowlFlorida 17Penn StatePenn State Sugar BowlMissouriMissouri 20Florida Orange BowlFlorida 27Georgia TechGeorgia Tech Gator BowlFlorida 14TennesseeTennessee Tangerine BowlMiami UniversityMiami University 16Florida Sugar BowlNebraskaNebraska 13Florida Gator BowlMarylandMaryland 13Florida Sun BowlTexas A&MTexas A&M 37Florida Tangerine BowlFlorida 35Maryland Peach BowlWest VirginiaWest Virginia 26Florida Bluebonnet BowlArkansasArkansas 28Florida Gator BowlFlorida 14IowaIowa Aloha BowlUCLAUCLA 20Florida All-American BowlFlorida 14IllinoisIllinois Freedom BowlWashingtonWashington 34Florida Sugar BowlNotre DameNotre Dame 39Florida Gator BowlFlorida 27NC StateNC State Sugar BowlFlorida 41West Virginia Sugar BowlFlorida StateFlorida State 23Florida Fiesta BowlFiesta Bowl (Title Game)Nebraska 62Florida Sugar BowlSugar Bowl (Title Game)Florida 52Florida State Florida Citrus BowlFlorida 21Penn State Orange BowlFlorida 31SyracuseSyracuse Florida Citrus BowlMichigan StateMichigan State 37Florida Sugar BowlMiamiMiami 37Florida Orange BowlFlorida 56Maryland Outback BowlMichiganMichigan 38Florida Outback BowlIowa 37Florida Peach BowlMiami 27Florida Outback BowlFlorida 31Iowa BCS National Championship GameFlorida 41Ohio StateOhio State Capital One BowlMichigan 41Florida BCS National Championship GameFlorida 24OklahomaOklahoma Sugar BowlFlorida 51CincinnatiCincinnati 24 Bowl Game Results

8 Timeline 1.In the beginning years, they were average 2.In the late 30’s and 40’s they had no winning seasons 3.In 1952 they won their first bowl game 4.In 1966 they had their first Heisman they won their first national title 6.In 2007 they won their second national title 7.In 2008 they won their third national title.

9 Summary The Florida gators have been around for one-hundred and four years. Steve Spurrier won a Heisman trophy, as did Danny Wuerffel, and Tim Tebow. The Gators have won three national titles in their history. Go Gators!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Glossary National Title- a championship against any team who makes it Resign/resigned- vacate or leave a job voluntarily; quit SEC championship- being awarded the first place team in the Southeastern Conference at the end of the season Heisman Trophy- a award given to the best player Losing seasons- a season which you lose more than you win

11 Bibliography Florida 2000 media guide Gator Glory: A Season Divine, The Gainesville Sun, 1997 Sports Collector’s Edition: Florida Gators, 2008


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