Gators Tweets: Sugar Bowl experience

NEW ORLEANS — As Sugar Bowl kickoff approaches, the excitement building from Florida Gators football players can be found via their Twitter accounts.

Senior running back Mike Gillislee wondered why more Louisville fans were in New Orleans than Florida fans. Gators tweets from the past week also talked about trips to Bourbon Street, curfew, New Year’s and even a few thoughts on other bowl games. This gives fans a glimpse into players’ mindsets heading into Wednesday’s 8:30 p.m. ET game against Louisville, as well as look at their experience in New Orleans from the past week.

We begin and end with tweets from back-up running back Matt Jones. Tweets appear in reverse sequential order, from newest to oldest. Tweets are unedited and appear in their original form.

Matt Jones™‏‪@mattjonesrb

Good Things Shall Come To Those Who Wait

Quinton Dunbar‏‪@QuintonDunbar1

As I go thru my timeline it’s like deja vu ‪#GATORNATION love proving people wrong

Ian Silberman‏‪@Suupaman77

Bump espn for cuttin ray off.

Brian Poole ‏‪@JustPooleN_It

“Finish The Mission” ‪#GoGators

mike gillislee‏‪@mikesco23


Jonotthan Harrison‏‪@BigHarr72

Only in NOLA lol the platform zebra print shoes topped it off I couldn’t get those in the pic though lol ‪ 

Jessamen Dunker‏‪@DunkBadass74

Game Day Sugar Bowl 2013!!! Leggo

®aph Andrades™ ‏‪@poloRAPHlauren

‪@jeffdriskel and his superstitions lol ‪#GameDayTraditions

Jonotthan Harrison‏‪@BigHarr72

‪#dagut has been fed now into another phase of preparation The countdown begins ‪#BEATlouisville ‪#GatorNation ‪#bigmanswagg

Frankie Hammond Jr‏‪@FHammond85


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