Urban Meyer vs. Nick Saban, Part III
This weekend has significant matchups in almost every region of the country. It should be pretty awesome. Here's what I'm watching for:
1. Can the Florida Gators get revenge?
Last year, Florida wore the weight of having the bull's-eye on its back for the season as the returning BCS champs and eventually got thumped by the Alabama Crimson Tide -- and convincingly -- in the SEC title game. Now, it's the Gators who are in more of the upstart role. UF is a 9-point underdog. In the past five years, the Gators have never been that big of an underdog. Twice, they've been a 7-point dog: at LSU in 2007 (a game the Gators lost) and in the BCS title game in Arizona against Ohio State (whom the Gators destroyed).
Urban Meyer is downplaying any revenge angle: "A lot of people are asking, 'Is there payback?'" Meyer said. "A good majority of our team wasn't even with us last year during that game."