The Florida Gators defined the college football landscape in the 1990s with names such as Danny Wuerrfel, Steve Spurrier and Errict Rhett.
Those players and that famous coach will be celebrated on Sept. 8 inside Ben Hill Griffith Stadium when the Gators host the Kentucky Wildcats.
“…Fellas c’mon back,” Spurrier said in a video posted to Twitter. “I told you when we were planning on winning those championships that it would be a memory of a lifetime. Well, it has been 25 years so lets come back, celebrate, hug each other like we did that night in Birmingham…”
— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SteveSpurrierUF) June 26, 2018
Florida went 11-2 that season, not only beating Alabama in the SEC title game, but also bringing home a Sugar Bowl trophy with a dominating victory over West Virginia in New Orleans.
Perhaps more importantly to the Gator faithful, the 1993 team set off four years of SEC dominance and four straight conference titles that culminated with a national title in 1996.
The team had 12 All-Americans and ranked No. 5 in the final Associated Press poll. As a freshman, Wuerffel threw for 2,230 yards and 22 touchdowns.
It should be a special night in The Swamp. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.