Are You Kidding Us?? Get Over It Gators!!!


Dawgs Celebrate After First TD Against UF

Dawgs Celebrate After First TD Against UF


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Birmingham — In his new book, “Urban’s Way,” which is scheduled for a September release, Florida coach Urban Meyer makes it clear that Georgia’s excessive celebration following its opening touchdown last season was a “big deal” and something that will be in his mind “forever.”

“That wasn’t right. It was a bad deal,” Meyer says in the book, which is scheduled for a September release. “And it will forever be in the mind of Urban Meyer and in the mind of our football team. … So we’ll handle it. And it’s going to be a big deal.”

The Gators’ coach did not back off those statements Wednesday during SEC Football Media Days.

“It was uncalled for,” he said. “First of all it’s against the rules. If you really look at it, some players could have been thrown out the game for leaving the bench.

“As for the impact on the game … I understand the motivation of it. It was a big deal. It was just a big deal.”

Prior to the Oct. 27 game, Georgia coach Mark Richt told his team he wanted to see them draw a penalty for excessive celebration when the Bulldogs scored their first touchdown. The strategy created controvery following the Bulldogs’ 42-30 victory.

Quarterback Tim Tebow was asked how that episode might impact this year’s game, scheduled for Nov. 1 in Jacksonville. Both teams have received first-place votes in preseason polls.

“I think it will definitely intensify it that much more,” Tebow said. “I think it will be a very big game, to say the least. It could be two of the best teams in the country playing for the right to play in the SEC championship and maybe for the national championship. They’re a huge rival of ours, and I think that just increased that much more this past year. I think that will inspire us that much more.

“As far the touchdown dance in the end zone, it didn’t do anything but fire me up. I wasn’t upset or anything. It was a good call by Coach [Mark] Richt because that changed their season. It gave their players a spark and some energy and something to be passionate about. Whether it was right or wrong is not up to me to say. Good for them.”


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  1. Follow up from Tim Tebow interview at SEC media day: Tebow told reporters that the end zone celebration by Georgia “did nothing for me but just fire me up.” Not for Tebow to say if it’s right or wrong, but he acknolwedged it worked.

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