Florida's 26-game winning streak over Kentucky is the longest active streak in the nation over an annual opponent.
Florida walloped the Wildcats 38-0 in Gainesville last season, which explains comments like these from two UF seniors.
OL Kyle Koehne
"You know it's just like every week we're going to prepare for the best and pretend like we're playing the best."
"Uh, we are playing the best. Sorry."
DL Dominique Easley
"How many times we beat them? It's just a game."
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Perhaps the shoe is actually on the other foot.
This from kentuckysportsradio.com
"Za’Darius [Smith] is geeking over his first SEC game. The caliber of a program like Florida might intimidate most, but this is Za’Darius, “It’s an OK team, I’m not just going to say (that) they’re all that. Hey, it’s the SEC.” When asked if they looked bigger/faster/stronger on tape than he expected, he said, “No they didn’t, they actually looked smaller than people we already played.”
If that doesn’t pump up the D, a 26 game losing streak might. Avery said the coaches and players have mentioned it, using the streak as a “chip on our shoulder”. Avery has faith in his guys, “I think it’s a very beatable game- I know it is. You have to go in with that attitude and come out with a win.” The night game atmosphere at Commonwealth will be more than enough to get the juices flowing.
After reading those last two paragraphs, check your pulse. Yeah, I’m ready for gameday too."
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