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Writers pick Florida and Auburn to meet in The ATL

HOOVER, Ala. -- Assuming everyone remembers Auburn kicker Wes Byrum's in-your-face Gator chomp in The Swamp last season, Florida fans should be tossing their coffee with excitement when they read this next sentence. Football writers have voted Florida and Auburn to meet for the SEC championship game come early December.

We don't have to write much more to hype that thought. But we will. That's why we're here. A rematch against the Tigers is intriguing for several reasons.

1. That means Florida likely beat Georgia and LSU.
2. That means Auburn likely beat LSU and Georgia.

Well, not necessarily. But if that actually happens...

If Florida fans weren't drunk with glee about this football season, then this last shot of pure joy should put everyone over the edge. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son. (To quote a movie.)

NOW, BEFORE EVERYONE STOPS READING...y'all need to know something important. The sports writers here in wonderful Hoover, Ala., also picked Florida to win the whole thing. The only jinx that could possibly be more damning than that one is if Tim Tebow winds up on the cover of Sports Illustrated's college preview. (Uh...wink-wink.)

--Five Gators were selected to the writers' preseason all-league teams. Brandon Spikes, Cornelius Ingram, Tebow, Brandon James and Percy Harvin all made first-team. Auburn led the league with nine selections. LSU had eight. Alabama and South Carolina each had five players honored. Here's the link to all the teams and the SEC press release. Click Me!

OK, I'm off to the Wynfrey Hotel for the last day of SEC Media Days. Check back later for a post or two. A quick programming note before we press the shut down button on the old Dell laptop: Gator Clause will probably have a podcast either late tonight or early tomorrow with a top 10 list from SEC Media Days.

Oh, I almost forget. Here are links the four stories I've written for the newspaper since I've been in Alabama.

THE SABAN STORY (Warning: If you like Saban, then you might not like this one.)
THE TEBOW STORY
THE MARK RICHT-SHUT-YOUR-MOUTH STORY
THE HOMETOWN-BOY-MAKES-GOOD STORY

-jo-

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