Florida LB Brandon Spikes claims OU is a dirty team

August, 17, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

In line with today's overriding topic of college football villainy, Florida senior linebacker Brandon Spikes would include Oklahoma on his own personal list of the despicable.

Spikes told the Orlando Sentinel that he thinks the Sooners are a dirty team.

When the Sentinel asked Spikes about the dirtiest players on his own team, Spikes instead mentioned his experiences with the Gators' opponent in the BCS national title game.

"Compared to Oklahoma, you won't find anyone [as dirty]," Spikes told the Sentinel.

Several Gators said they are eagerly anticipating a chance that the Gators and Sooners could meet up in a bowl game and maybe in the 2010 national title game in Pasadena, Calif.

"That's going to be fun if we play them," Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap told the Sentinel.

The Gators' 24-14 victory over the Sooners had a lot of chippiness at the end of the game. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow picked up a taunting penalty late in the game for doing the "Gator chomp" in the Sooners' face. Tebow told reporters after the game the reason he showed that emotion was because of the repeated mouthiness of the Sooners' defense.

If there's any justice in the world, we'll have a chance to see these two teams meet again very soon.

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