Florida is still getting plenty of mileage of out of Georgia’s end zone celebration.
You remember the one that happened back in 2007 when Urban Meyer was still Gators’ coach, current Florida coach Will Muschamp was still Auburn’s defensive coordinator and Aaron Murray was a junior at Tampa Plant High.
Florida running back Chris Rainey didn’t play in that game while taking a medical redshirt for the Gators due to a shoulder injury.
“All I can remember on this team is when they were dancing on us,” Rainey said Monday. “That’s embarrassing and we lost that game too at the same time. It’s still in my head once people do something like that to me.”
Georgia had an everybody-in end zone dance after Knowshon Moreno’s 1-yard touchdown run, the first points in a 42-30 Georgia victory.
“When they show a clip, I start laughing about it,” said Georgia fifth-year senior fullback Bruce Figgins, who was on the field on the play as a freshman tight end that season.
The only remaining starter from that game on either team is Georgia offensive lineman Trinton Sturdivant, who is out this year with another knee injury.
“We were probably the only team that’s done something like that to that extreme after a touchdown,” Figgins said. “We really don’t talk about that here, but of course we see some clips when they’re talking about Georgia-Florida. It definitely was memorable, it was a good time. I can definitely see why coaches still speak about that.”
Even coaches that weren’t at Florida back then.
“I just remember watching that game a few years ago when the 9,000 guys were partying in the end zone,” Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis told the Palm Beach Post Tuesday. “And that caught me off guard, so I’m sure. I wasn’t here, but I’m sure there’s a lot of people that might remember that.”
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