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Kirkpatrick Wants Return To UF Glory Years

Kirkpatrick Wants Return To UF Glory Years

TAMPA --- As Urban Meyer spoke to the Tampa Gator Club about restoring Florida football to the point where once again it is considered one of the great programs in the nation, Kirk Kirkpatrick stood in the back of Higgins Hall at St. Lawrence Catholic School, remembering that 1990 season when the Gators broke the mold of mediocrity to become a program that was consistently among the nation's best.

That was Steve Spurrier's first year as Florida's football coach and with his arrival, the five-loss seasons and trips to minor bowl games became a thing of the past. The Gators went 9-2 that first year and even though NCAA probation, a holdover from the previous regime, kept them from going to a bowl game and winning Florida's first official SEC football championship, a statement was made and...

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