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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Comic relief: Gator-on-Gator block

By Jeff Barlis


GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Before video of the play made the rounds in social media, Florida Gators players and coaches had a good laugh over Saturday's now-infamous Gator-on-Gator block.

In the wake of Florida's devastating loss to FCS member Georgia Southern, the block offered some much-needed comic relief.

"I thought it was comical," senior offensive guard Jon Halapio said on Tuesday. "We were all in the locker room joking around about it.

"I've never seen anything like it."

It was the first play of the second half, and senior wide receiver Solomon Patton took a jet sweep off right tackle. Senior center Jonotthan Harrison pulled and got locked up with junior wide receiver Quinton Dunbar. The two Gators remained engaged throughout the play, seemingly unaware of each other's orange-and-blue uniforms.

"Perfect technique and everything," Halapio said. "[Harrison] should have [pancaked him]. He got in his way."

Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease saw the play while reviewing game film on Sunday.

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