If the Florida Gators have a rival in the SEC that they hate nearly as much as the Georgia Bulldogs, it almost certainly has to be the Kentucky Wildcats. Their rivalry has grown in recent years and this Saturday should be no different.
First-year Florida head coach Jim McElwain has not been shy about making national headlines since he arrived in Gainesville. What he said about the Wildcats on Thursday evening may have just added even more fuel to the fire.
According to College Spun, McElwain called Saturday’s game against the Wildcats Kentucky’s “Super Bowl.” This term is usually meant for a big game that is for a championship. It is also usually a euphemism for the last game of the season, so this is is a pretty big jab at the Lexington-based SEC squad.
McElwain on Kentucky: "This is their Super Bowl. They've got an opportunity to do something they haven't done in a long, long time."
— Landon Watnick (@LandonWatnick) September 17, 2015
Last year, the Wildcats pushed the Gators to the brink and nearly upset them in overtime in The Swamp. Considering that this game is in Lexington on Saturday, I’d expect the crowd to go nuts.
Coach McElwain, I’d be careful about speaking ill about your opponents in regards to their schedule. Remember what happened to Bret Bielema?
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