Florida is loaded with speed and gifted athletes. Make them work, however, and the Gators will call on heart and guts. That trait served Urban Meyer's team well again on the biggest stage.
Florida had the faster horses, that much we knew. But the Gators proved they're not all flash and speed. Against Bama, they proved they can tough it out against the best of them, writes Ivan Maisel.
Neither drizzle nor downpour nor the Seminoles could stop Tim Tebow from delivering red-hot Florida to another win. Now the Gators can focus on "The Dome" for an SEC title game that will have a Final Four feel.
Speed and athleticism are football trademarks in the Sunshine State. But not on this Saturday. Florida beat Miami to remain king of the state, but winning the physical contest wasn't easy.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 1, the end of chaos, a trendsetting game and Michael Phelps are lined up in the I-Formation.
Florida hopes to extend its celebration of its BCS championship victory for years to come, writes Ivan Maisel.
Speed can render irrelevant the best defensive plans. Both Ted Ginn Jr. and Percy Harvin have it. Their unique abilities could blaze a path to a national title for the Ohio State or Florida.
Florida's position on the outside of the BCS chase had Urban Meyer considering tacking on style points against FSU. That very dilema also has Meyer thinking about a playoff system, writes Ivan Maisel.