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Florida Gators Baseball: Is 2013 the Beginning of Something Great?

Published by on April 20, 2013

The beauty of college sports is that the players on the teams are only there for a short while. At most they get four years and then they are gone. So new players are coming in all the time and rarely does a team look the same for two years in a row.

Sometimes, you get a team with a core group that comes in together and stays for three to four years, builds something great and then when they all leave at once, it creates a huge hole. In college sports, this is referred to as a rebuilding year (or two).

Rebuilding years can be painful to watch, especially when they are following championship contending years that never quite panned out. Such had been the case of the Florida Gators baseball team of this year.

These guys followed a three-year stretch led by players such as Preston Tucker, Mike Zunino, Daniel Piggott, Nolan Fontana, Hudson Randall, and Austin Maddox that saw them reach the College World Series three times in a row.

In 2011, Florida went all the way to the final series before losi...

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