Gators typically rebound after losses

Chris Trotman

History says the Florida Gators respond well to debilitating losses like the one to Georgia last week.

The Florida Gators were riding high on their undefeated season before last week's loss to the Georgia Bulldogs. The defeat seems to have changed the course of the season, as Florida is no longer in the conversation for a national title.

But the question is whether or not the disappointment from the loss will carry over into the remaining schedule. Could this impact the way Florida plays going forward, a shot to its confidence perhaps? The Gainesville Sun went over some history that says it isn't likely the Gators lose their fight.

Of course these are teams of different eras with different characters, but at the least, history is on the side of today's Gators. Even back when Steve Spurrier was Florida's quarterback in 1966, the Gators were off to a 7-0 start when Georgia crushed their SEC title hopes in Jacksonville. Florida finished the season at 9-2 and beat Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

More recently, the Tim Tebow led Florida team in 2009 won 12 straight before the loss to Alabama in the SEC title game. From their, they beat Cincinnati, 51-24, in the Sugar Bowl.

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