Special day for special teams lifts Gators
JACKSONVILLE — On a day when Urban Meyer was the last thing Florida fans wanted to hear about, the Gators got a huge boost from a unit Meyer made his own in Gainesville.
The former head coach was well known for his love of special teams. He would treat the special teams unit better than the offense and defense. It would eat first at team meals, getting the red carpet rolled out for it time and time again to emphasize the importance Meyer wanted his team to place on special teams.
So it was only fitting Florida’s special teams unit feasted on Meyer’s future team in a thrilling 24-17 Gator Bowl win, salvaging an otherwise forgettable season.
“Special teams is huge,” coach Will Muschamp said. “D.J. Durkin does the best job in the country on special teams. Week-in, week-out momentum changers and putting our guys in situations to be successful.”
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