Eleven Lessons Learned: Post-bowl edition

That’s it. That’s all she wrote for the 2008 college football season. Now that Florida’s players have put their lip-prints all over the Waterford crystal football, we can go into our deep winter depression over the lack of college football for another offseason. We’re waiting for the “blahs” to hit at any moment. But don’t worry, time will pass, we will heal and before you know it we’ll be ready to kick off another season of our beloved sport.
So for now, let’s take one more look back at the bowl games and list the 11 things we discovered from this year’s postseason. And I promise not to utter the word “playoff” at any point in this column.

Lesson 1
OK, OK, I’ll be the corny one to say it. But it’s true, as the student section in the Swamp likes to chant, it’s great to be a Florida Gator.
These are heady times for the Gator Nation. Let’s add it up. With Thursday night’s 24-14 win over Oklahoma, that’s two of the past three national championships in college football.

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1/9/09