2008 Florida Gators Football Team

 

 

The No. 3 scoring offense in the NCAA has taken the Florida Gators to the SEC Championship!

 

Florida Gators: The Basics

The past few seasons under Urban Meyer have been pure gold for fans with Florida Gators tickets. The Florida Gators offense is built around the spread option, an offensive style that attempts to open up defenses with multiple receivers in order to allow a mobile QB and fast RB to make plays in the middle of the field. Florida Gators defensive coordinator Charlie Strong is one of the best in college football and his swarming version of the 4-3 has been just as much a key to the Florida Gators success as the dynamic offense.

Florida Gators: 2008 Season

With Heisman Trophy winning QB Tim Tebow at the helm, many fans with Florida Gators tickets thought that the No. 5 BCS ranking was too low for their beloved Gators. In the first three games, the Florida Gators proved they were better than the number beside their name as they blew out their first three opponents by a combined score of 112-19, including the hated Miami Hurricanes. The celebration was short lived however as the Ole Miss Rebels handed the overconfident Florida Gators an upset 31-30 loss with a clutch blocked extra point.

The loss only galvanized the Florida Gators and taught them never to take any more opponents lightly. While fans with Florida Gators tickets were forced to defend their team against rival fans and alumni, Tim Tebow and the rest went on a colossal beat down of the NCAA. From the No. 13 ranking in the BCS, the Florida Gators climbed up one blowout at a time. The hated LSU Tigers beat their chests when they were ranked at No. 3, but the Florida Gators chomped the Bayou Bengals 51-21 and made the entire SEC take notice.

The Florida Gators made their statement game and punched their SEC Championship Game tickets with a historic 49-10 victory over archrivals the Georgia Bulldogs. With the titans of the Big 12 beating each other every week, the slot at No. 3 in the nation was opened up for the Florida Gators as computers and fans alike loved the massive amount of points put up by the third-overall scoring offense in the NCAA. As the best team in the SEC East, the Florida Gators have one obstacle between themselves and the BCS Championship Game, the SEC Championship and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Florida Gators: SEC Championship

The Florida Gators face the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game. This will not only be a rivalry game or a battle for bragging rights, but the winner of the game will be guaranteed a trip to the BCS Championship game. Fans with Florida Gators tickets have been waiting for their team to return to the National Title since the last victory in 2006. With no other conference championship counting for so much, SEC Championship Game tickets are sure to be the hottest tickets in college football.

The Florida Gators reached the ultimate prize in the SEC and are within reach of the BCS Title because of great teamwork and some of the best coaching in the NCAA. Some players stand above others in not only the national spotlight but in the hearts of fans with Florida Gators tickets. Names like Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin may grab the attention of casual fans with their offensive prowess, but fans with SEC Championship Game tickets know that the Florida Gators defense is a big part of why the team is on the brink of greatness once again.

Florida Gators: Tim Tebow

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner QB Tim Tebow is the center of the Florida Gators offense. Tim Tebow has adjusted his game from last season and now tries to relax and knows that he does not have to shoulder the entire load. With 33 total touchdowns, 11 with his legs, Tim Tebow is making a case for another Heisman Trophy. Fans with Florida Gators tickets love Tim Tebow most for his laid-back demeanor and his humble attitude. Tim Tebow has only thrown two interceptions all season, a great sign that he is maturing and using his mind along with his athletic gifts.

Florida Gators: Percy Harvin

Florida Gators offensive machine Percy Harvin may not have a solid position on the field as he moves between WR and RB, but he is a monster whenever he touches the ball. With a 4.2 in the 40-yard dash and hands made of glue, Percy Harvin could be the perfect offensive player in the whole of college football. With 15 touchdowns from scrimmage and at least one touchdown in each of his previous 13 games, Percy Harvin is not just a track guy but a fantastic offensive weapon. SEC Championship Game viewers will see why so many fans with Florida Gators tickets are calling for a Percy Harvin Heisman bid.

Florida Gators: Brandon Spikes

What Tim Tebow is to the offense, MLB Brandon Spikes is to the Florida Gators defense. A finalist for the elite Bronco Nagurski Award and in contention for awards like the Lombardi and Lott Awards, Brandon Spikes is one of the most feared players in college football. With great range thanks to unmatched speed, Brandon Spikes is always around the football and has taken two interceptions back for touchdowns. With a brilliant football mind, Brandon Spikes often breaks up plays before they start, resulting in an astounding 27 career tackles for loss.

Florida Gators: Urban Meyer

Fans with Florida Gators tickets have come to respect head coach Urban Meyer over all others. Not only has his dynamic spread-option offense gotten the Florida Gators to the National Championship and beyond, but he has also brought accountability and a new culture to the Swamp and Florida University as a whole. As one of the best coaches in modern college football history, the brilliance of Urban Meyer will be invaluable, and his duel with Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Sabin will be a treat for fans with SEC Championship Game tickets. 

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