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Gators Still Looking For Respect



  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Florida players had hoped that Michigan's 32-18 loss to USC might cut down on all the talk about why Michigan deserved to be in the BCS championship game more than Florida.

  But on Wednesday, several Gators said they still feel like they aren't getting the respect they deserve. Heck, even Boise State is getting more attention than the Gators.

"It was a little irritating, but we can't worry about what people say,'' defensive end Ray McDonald said. "We just have to go out there and play the best that week. And you know, thre are always going to be critics. There are always going to be people who say they shouldn't be here or this team should be here. You can't really worry about that. You have to come at it every week and prepare the way you can prepare and just get ready to play the team that you play.''

  Defensive tackle Joe Cohen said the Gators have chosen to let hold their peace, instead opting to let it all go on game day.

  "I guess we'll see on Jan. 8 who the best team is,'' he said.

  Defensive end Jarvis Moss said he's actually enjoying the underdog role.

"We like that role,'' he said. "We accept it. I really wouldn't want it any other way. They are No. 1, we're No. 2. We'll see who is best at the end.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:14pm]


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