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Meyer issues gag order

October 27, 2008

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— Florida has all the motivation it needs against rival Georgia, and coach Urban Meyer doesn't want to give the Bulldogs any help.

No trash talk. No bulletin-board material. Not even a glimpse of how upset the Gators still are with what went down in Jacksonville last year.

Remember the "Gator Stomp?"

Florida sure does. But Meyer's players aren't allowed to talk about it. The coach issued a gag order concerning last year's contentious celebration, the one in which the Bulldogs responded to coach Mark Richt's pre-game challenge by running on the field following the team's first touchdown.

It sparked Georgia's 42-30 victory - the program's third victory in the last 18 games in the series - and plenty of hard feelings in Gainesville.

"I think it's old news ... and it has no bearing on this year's game," Meyer said Sunday. "It's two teams battling for the SEC East."

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