Danny Wuerffel talks Florida-Georgia rivalry


Danny Wuerffel hosted his 7th Annual Desire Cup Golf Tournament on Friday. Many former Gators and Bulldogs squared off against one another on the golf course ahead of Saturday's Florida-Georgia rivalry game.

"I love Gator football, I love this rivalry and I love what we do at Desire Street working in under-resourced communities," former Florida quarterback and 1996 Heisman winner Danny Wuerffel said. "To combine the passion of football and the effort we want to do together to have a really fun event with a great purpose.

There's something about this game that just sticks out. As a player, you could tell that coach Spurrier, he really wanted to win this game. I think that goes back to his time when he was a player and they beat him a few times. The uniqueness of the stadium, splitting up fans, is pretty cool. Even for me coming back after being a player to see all the craziness outside of the stadium, the tailgating, the fans, the atmosphere. It's a really unique game to be a part of."

"There's nothing like this," said former Florida quarterback Shane Matthews. "The two schools just hate one another, but we respect them as players."

"Certainly everyone's gonna look on paper and we don't have a chance, right? That's what they're saying," Wuerffel said. "That's what I like about these rivalry games. You never know what's gonna happen. We clearly have to not make a lot of mistakes. We have to continue to run the ball. We've done that fairly well. We're gonna have to contain them."

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