GAINESVILLE, Fla. The job is finished for the Gators.
After 11 regular-season wins, after victories over Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina and Florida State, after a five-game improvement in head coach Will Muschamps second season, the Gators will take a break.
They wont practice for nearly two weeks as they prepare for final exams and some time away from football.
Weve made strides. Were getting it back to where it needs to be, Muschamp said Monday, less than 48 hours after walking out of Doak Campbell Stadium following a 37-26 win over FSU. Beating your rivals is very important, and beating your in-state rival is critical because youve got to live with it a long time.
The Gator Clubs will be a lot more fun this year, I can tell you that. Its important to win in your state and to win in your backyard. It helps to create positive momentum in a lot of areas for your program.
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