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Sugar Bowl Lookback Part 7: Gators and Hurricanes Renew Rivalry in Big Easy

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The longest Southeastern Conference championship drought of the Steve Spurrier era lasted four years.

After the Gators won their fourth straight league crown in 1996 (along with the national title), they failed to win another one until the 2000 season. That year, UF shook off an early season loss to an SEC West Division foe, a road rout at Mississippi State, and rumbled to Atlanta mostly behind the Rex Grossman-Jesse Palmer two-headed quarterback monster.

Inevitably, it was Grossman who seized command of the position.

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