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Florida-Georgia already at the forefront, but no looking ahead for Gators



HOOVER, Ala. - Georgia coach Mark Richt will kick off Day 2 of SEC Media Days today. And although the game won't be played until Nov. 1, the Florida-Georgia game is already generating a lot of buzz.

The two are expected to battle for the SEC East title, and last year's contentious game (remember the Georgia end zone celebration?) only added fuel to the rivalry.

It's such a topic that even Tim Tebow was asked about it on Wednesday. A reporter asked how the Gators would keep from looking past, say someone like LSU, looking ahead to the Georgia game.

If it’s one thing Florida fans know, there are too many big games during the course of the season to obsess over one rival (see: Miami, Tennessee, LSU). At least not until the week of the actual game. Thus, Tebow's response:

"Slip up to LSU?,'' Tebow asked. "How do we do that? LSU is the defending national champs, and Miami is unbelievable. I think 60 percent of Florida will be in Gainesville that night (Sept. 6). I don't think we'll look past those teams at all. We're definitely looking forward to Georgia, but I don't think w'ere going to blow off LSU or Miami. Those are pretty big games for us, too.''

Just so you know, coach Urban Meyer said if keeping his team focused from week to week is a problem, don't expect the Gators to be a very good team.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:30pm]


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