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Monday November 26, 2012 Florida's toughness, latest bowl projections, plus more tidbits

Updated: 11:24am, November 26

Sharrif Floyd

Photo: Gators DT Sharrif Floyd pressures FSU QB E.J. Manuel on Saturday.

The Gators checked in at No. 4 Sunday night in the latest BCS rankings.

As of now, No. 1 Notre Dame is expected to play the Alabama-Georgia winner for the national title.

Meanwhile, the Gators are projected to face Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl as part of the BCS party.

Still, there is nothing official other than rampant speculation and lively debate.

Here is a look at some recent links from around the Internet discussing the Gators:

--Toughness no longer in question is the headline on Michael DiRocco’s story on ESPN.com’s GatorNation website.

--The Gators won’t play for the national title but the win over FSU shows UF is back among the nation’s elite writes Andy Staples of SportsIllustrated.com.

--Gators seem assured of BCS berth, but not first choice is headline in this story from USA Today’s Dan Wolken.

--A look at Florida’s title hopes before/after Notre Dame win over USC from Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com.

--Tallahassee Democrat columnist Ira Schoffel weighs in on the mood in Tallahassee after the Gators’ 37-26 win over the Seminoles.

--Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune opens his column TALLAHASSEE – BOOM! – The Gators aren’t soft anymore is the focus.

--Gators coach Will Muschamp left wanting more after win over FSU writes Gary Shelton of the Tampa Bay Times.

--Here are latest bowl projections from ESPN.com.

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