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Florida-Miami: Darling memories

ICYMI: I wrote a feature yesterday on the stakes of Saturday’s (renewed) rivalry game. Be sure to check it out, especially with Ronald Powell’s kicker quote at the end of the piece...

“It’s a big game because we’re [Florida] in it.”

Saturday’s matchup could very well be the final regular-season meeting between the two powerhouse programs for a very long time.

Today, Florida coach Will Muschamp -- who grew up in Gainesville cheering for the Gators -- reminisced on old history.

“Well, it was the leadoff game every year in the '80s. I remember I was sitting in the North end zone when James Jones made the one-handed catch against Miami. I guess '86 or, no, '84 was Kerwin Bell's first game. I think we went through five quarterbacks in preseason, Jeremy [Foley] you probably remember. We went through a bunch of them there, and Kerwin had his first [chace] down in Tampa, I think is where we played that year. But that was a game that when it was in Miami, I remember watching or listening on the radio, and then obviously when it was here in Gainesville I was trying to get in the stadium somehow.”

So shoot y’all. What are your favorite memories in the series?


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