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A long three years

Muschamp has turned the program around

The Florida program has come full circle since the end of the 2009 season. The Gators finished that year with a berth in the Sugar Bowl where they pounded Cincinnati to send a successful senior class out with a 27-point win. The last two seasons have been inconsistent, but the Gators are back in New Orleans to cap off this season with another berth in the Sugar Bowl, rejoining the national elite.

It's tough to blame the program for the production on the field. There was uncertainty on the sideline through it all. Former Florida head coach Urban Meyer stepped down before the team came to New Orleans to prepare for the 2009 game before changing his mind and returning to his post at the head of the program. That only lasted for one year, and the 2010 season ended with an 8-5 record before...

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