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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Florida warming up for Alabama showdown

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Florida just put the finishing touches on the best half the Gators have played against a legitimate opponent maybe all season.

They lead 24-0 at the half against Florida State and are on top of their game in all three phases.

The offense looks particularly impressive with the way the Gators have mixed it up, and it's obvious that Alabama is going to need an answer for tight end Aaron Hernandez next week in the SEC championship game.

Tim Tebow has already thrown two touchdown passes to Hernandez, and the Gators are pushing 300 yards of total offense at the half.

This game has a chance to really get ugly in the second half in a lot of different ways, and don't be surprised if Urban Meyer gets Tebow out of the game pretty quickly.

There's no reason to take any chances with the showdown with Alabama looming next weekend.