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Interesting history against Samford Bulldogs


But there is this little tidbit as the Gators prepare for their 10th-ever opponent that starts with the letter “S” …

Florida has played five times in history with a 4-5 record. Saturday will make it No. 6. That is an odd stat that shows that Florida tends to be really good or really bad. The seasons:

1941 – Coach Thomas J. Lieb lost that final game at UCLA to finish 4-6 but stayed on for three more seasons. (There was no internet).

1951 – Bob Woodruff capped off the year with a win against Alabama in Tuscaloosa to finish 5-5 and then …

1955 – Four years later he was 4-5 again before a loss to Miami finished the season 4-6. He was Florida’s coach through 1959.

1978 – This was the end for Doug Dickey, who was on the way out the door at 4-5 and it only got worse with losses to FSU and Miami to end his career with a 4-7 record, his second 4-7 in nine years at UF.

2013 – And who could forget the great season Will Muschamp had? The Gators started 4-1 but didn’t win again. They entered the South Carolina game with a 4-5 record and lost in Columbia (although they kept it much closer than this year’s team), then lost to Georgia Southern (we don’t like talking about it) and finally to FSU to finish 4-8.

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