Congratulations to the 2014 SEC Champs: FLORIDA GATORS!

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    13th time in school history (tied for 2nd most: Alabama has 13, LSU has 15)

    Go GATORS!
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    That is impressive!!!!!!!
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    And to put Alabama's numbers in historical context. They have 2 SEC Championships in the last 46 years. :)

    Go GATORS!
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    And how many are fictional???? LOL
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    Excellent bounce back season. Young team certainly exceeded my expectations. Hope they continue to do so.

    As for Bama, not doubting the numbers, but I cant recall them winning a baseball SEC title or getting to Omaha. Same goes for Auburn. I would have thought Miss St would have been up there also.
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    All-time:

    15 - LSU (39, '43, '46, '61, '75, '86, '90, '91, '92, '93, '96, '97, '03, '09, '12)
    13 - FLORIDA ('52, '56, '62, '81, '82, '84, '88, '96, '98, '05, '10, '11, '14)
    13 - Alabama ('34, '35, '36, '38, '40, '41, '42, '47, '50, '55, '68, '83, '96)
    10 - MSU ('48, '49, '65, '66, '70, '71, '79, '85, '87, '89)
    7 - Ole Miss ('59, '60, '64, '69, '72, '77, '09)
    6 - Auburn (37, '58, '63, '67, '76, '78)
    6 - Georgia ('33, '54, '55, '01, '04, '08)
    6 - Vanderbilt ('73, '74, '80, '07, '11, '13)
    3 - South Carolina ('00, '02, '11)
    3 - Tennessee ('51, '94, '95)
    2 - Arkansas ('99, '04)
    1 - Kentucky ('06)
    1 - Georgia Tech ('57)

    Go GATORS!
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    Awesome job Gators!
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    Believe it or not, they have some impressive basketball and baseball records; but virtually all of it came before any of us were around to witness it.

    As other SEC schools' athletic programs advanced and became competitive, they fell off, and have been back in the pack since.
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    What I love about this list is of the non-newly expanded SEC teams (Mizzou and A&M), every single school has won the SEC title since 1989 (25 years) save Auburn who was still a #3 national seed in 2002 (maybe 2003, can't recall). That is a deep league.

    In addition, every single school has been to Omaha save Kentucky.
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    Since 2000 we have more than anybody at 4. :cool:
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    Bama had a great run during the gorilla ball era. They went to Omaha in '96, '97, and '99 and made the title game in '97.
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    From those Illinois games when I thought it was 2013 all over again to SEC Champs is pretty incredible.

    KOS can be very frustrating and the 3 1/2 hour games drive me nuts but you can't argue with the results.
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    3.5 hour games? KOS traditionally likes fast games. When I lived in G-ville 6 years ago, some of UF's games were right at 2 hours. TV can slow it down some.
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    Definitely not the case.

    We played a 1-0 game against Vandy where there were a total of 5 hits and it was a 3 hour game.

    He has a very deliberate approach where he definitely controls the pace of the game and has had great success doing it.
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    As I've said before, I sometimes have no idea what is going on in Kevin O'Sullivan's head, but this season has been his best coaching job and I think we've now reached the point where he gets the benefit of the doubt from a results standpoint. He's gonna have to win the big one eventually, but we're about to be a national seed for the 5th time in his 7 seasons. That's just getting it done.
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    No doubt about it. . .the results have been incredible.
    I don't think any reasonable person could have expected this team to be SEC Champs/ National Seed.
    I though, going into the season, that hosting a regional this year was an optimistic goal.

    I think the most impressive thing is to do this with one starter and only 2 kids hitting over .300.
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    We have not officially captured the title (solo) yet. We have clinched a tie.. there is still work to do. We need this thing solo.
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    Other than not having a Don Drysdale to go along with Sandy Koufax with the 2 and 3 starters often injured, this team reminds me of the 65 LA Dodgers. That team did alright. ;) It was fitting that our winning run was scored on Bader's stolen base and multiple errors by UT trying to defend.

    Congratulations to the Gator team for winning the 2014 SEC Championship. I hope we get the 65 LA Dodgers post season success as well.
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    You are underrating that 65 Dodger team. Though they did not hit for terrific averages , they moved runners , ran the bases well and fielded at about a .980 clip. Oh and yes they could pitch.

    I do agree with your points of similarity .
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