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The 1999 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was Steve Spurrier's tenth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators returned to the SEC Championship Game after a two-year hiatus, but did not bring home another SEC Championship trophy. After losing the SEC Championship Game 34–7 to the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Gators ended their season with a last-second 37–34 loss to the Michigan State Spartans in the Citrus Bowl. Spurrier's 1999 Florida Gators posted a 9–4 overall record and a 7–1 record in the Southeastern Conference, placing first among the six SEC Eastern Division teams.[2]

1999 Florida Gators football
SEC Eastern Division champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 12
1999 record9–4 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachSteve Spurrier (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Spurrier
Defensive coordinatorJon Hoke (1st season)
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 83,000)[1]
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 12 Florida x   7 1         9 4  
No. 9 Tennessee   6 2         9 3  
No. 16 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 6  
South Carolina   0 8         0 11  
Western Division
No. 8 Alabama x$   7 1         10 3  
No. 13 Mississippi State   6 2         10 2  
No. 22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
No. 17 Arkansas   4 4         8 4  
Auburn   2 6         5 6  
LSU   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 4Western Michigan*No. 4PPVW 55–2685,322
September 11UCF*No. 4
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
PPVW 58–2785,346
September 18No. 2 TennesseeNo. 4
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSW 23–2185,707
September 25at KentuckyNo. 3ESPNW 38–1070,971
October 2No. 21 AlabamaNo. 3
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
CBSL 39–40 OT85,721
October 9at LSUNo. 8CBSW 31–1080,255
October 16at AuburnNo. 7ESPNW 32–1485,214
October 30vs. No. 10 GeorgiaNo. 5CBSW 30–1484,397
November 6Vanderbilt No. 5
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
CBSW 13–685,117
November 13at South CarolinaNo. 4JPSW 20–373,951
November 20No. 1 Florida State*No. 3
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSL 23–3085,747
December 4vs. No. 7 AlabamaNo. 5ABCL 7–3474,309
January 1, 1999vs. No. 9 Michigan State*No. 10ABCL 34–3762,011
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[2]


RosterEdit

1999 Florida Gators football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 5 Earnest Graham Fr
WR 6 Taylor Jacobs Fr
QB 7 Jesse Palmer Jr
QB 8 Rex Grossman Fr
WR 9 Darrell Jackson Jr
WR 10 John Capel So
QB 12 Doug Johnson Sr
WR 17 Reche Caldwell Fr
WR 19 Travis Taylor Jr
T 70 Cooper Carlisle Sr
T 71 Mike Pearson Fr
T 78 Kenyatta Walker So
TE 82 Aaron Walker Fr
WR 85 Jabar Gaffney Fr
TE 88 Erron Kinney Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 3 Lito Sheppard Fr
SS 4 Marquand Manuel So
DE 11 Thaddeus Bullard Sr
DE 13 Alex Brown So
LB 45 Andra Davis So
DT 61 Gerard Warren So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 49 Jeff Chandler Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 1999 Football Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.