The Seminoles baseball and football programs have a tradition that began in 1993, the “spiked ball,” and it has continued after Florida was shut out by the ‘Noles defense in the regular season finale.
The honor is given from the baseball head coach to the defensive coordinator, in which it has been given to four different defensive masterminds.
Baseball coach Chip Baker thought the award was still appropriate, despite Florida putting two points on the board.
However, he felt as if a slight change. Due to Florida’s points coming only on a safety, not at the fault of the defense, Baker gave it a twist. Along with the spike or screw, a safety pin was placed on top to indicate the Gators could only score via the safety.
That’s definitely a cool touch by Coach Baker, to spice up the tradition that has lasted for multiple decades.
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