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Will Muschamp likes the way his Gators have approached the Sugar Bowl



It may be New Year's Eve to the rest of the world, but for the Florida Gators today is just the equivalent of another Thursday during a normal game week, and that's the way the Gators are approaching it.

"It's not New Year's Eve, it's Thursday practice,'' Muschamp said following the Gators' workout Monday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. "It's a normal game week. We had a good day today, we'll have walkthrough (Tuesday) and we're ready to go.

No. 4 Florida (11-1) will play No. 22 Louisville (10-2) Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Sugar Bowl.

Muschamp said his Gators have prepared and behaved themselves well during the trip to New Orleans.

"Very well,'' he said when asked how the team has fared in a city known for its parties and celebrations. "They've been on time to everything, everybody's been at everything they're suppsed to be at. I've been very pleased with them. They've acted like a mature football team, which they are."

Muschamp said the Gators will not ring in the New Year with any kind of celebration.

"We'll be asleep,'' he said.

[Last modified: Monday, December 31, 2012 1:27pm]


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