Florida Gators tight end Omarius Hines wasn't shy when asked about his thoughts on the upcoming Sugar Bowl, where the Gators will face the Louisville Cardinals. Hines predicted that the Gators would win, as they are better prepared, and not partying as much as the Louisville players:
"I just feel like we’re preparing better. We did a lot of things a lot of other teams don’t normally do. I’ve seen a lot of players out having a good time. It’s OK to have a good time, but when it’s time to work, it’s time to work."
The last time the Gators were in the Sugar Bowl, they took apart another Big East team, the Cincinnati Bearcats, 51-24. Hines doesn't think this visit to New Orleans will be any different.
When Louisville players were informed of Hines' comments, they didn't sound pleased, but appreciated getting a little extra fuel added to the fire:
"For one, that’s kind of like downplaying us," [cornerback Adrian] Bushell said. "They don’t feel like we’re going to come out and fight. They feel like they’re just going to roll the ball out there and win. It’s not going to happen like that."
Florida is a two touchdown favorite over Louisville, according to Oddsshark.com. That line has barely moved since it opened earlier in December.
The Gators and Cardinals will get it on in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game can be seen nationally on ESPN.