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Grossman: It was the logical choice to go pro

Updated: January 6, 2003, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Rex Grossman kept looking for a reason to stay at Florida.

He never found it.

So, Grossman is saying goodbye to coach Ron Zook and goodbye to the Gators -- leaving as one of the best quarterbacks to ever wear orange and blue.

"There were a couple friends here who wanted me to stay, a couple coaches,'' Grossman said Monday at a farewell news conference. "Coach Zook definitely gave me all the reasons to stay. But everyone else pretty much told me to leave.''

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