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Gators intent on making Sugar Bowl a business trip



New Orleans may be known for it's loose fun and parties, but the Florida Gators insist their trip to New Orleans and the Sugar Bowl is all about business and there won't be any trouble.

"Our guys have been smart all year,'' senior LB Jon Bostic said. "We work together to have each other's back and stay out of trouble. We all make sure that we are always going in the right direction."

Florida coach Will Muschamp, who said he has fond memories of the Sugar Bowl and New Orleans because of LSU's national championship win there while he was defensive coordinator, said keeping players on the right path is a year-long effort, one he takes seriously.

"It's a continual education and stressing to the players everyday about making good choices,'' Muschamp said. "Everyone makes bad decisions here and there, but these are good kids. It's also about recruiting the right kind of guys and understanding the standard of excellence at the University of Florida on and off the field."


[Last modified: Friday, December 28, 2012 11:03am]


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