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Sunday September 8, 2013 Links Blog: A look at what national and state columnists wrote after Gators-Canes game

Updated: 11:13am, September 8

Loucheiz Purifoy

Loucheiz Purifoy's blocked punt Saturday was one of the highlights in Florida's loss at Miami.

Anytime the Gators and Hurricanes meet up there is always a large national and state media presence.

No different Saturday.

Miami's 21-16 was a tough one to swallow for the Gators considering all their opportunities to seize control.

Instead, the Gators dropped to 1-1 and now have two weeks to prepare for the SEC opener against Tennessee on Sept. 21 at The Swamp.

Here's a look at some of the national and state columnists' coverage of Saturday's game:

--Those final numbers on the scoreboard are ones the Gators will have to live with for a while with no future games against Miami scheduled writes Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated.

--Miami seized a huge moment with plenty of motivation to spare writes Jeremy Fowler of

--The Hurricanes made a strong statement for the ACC with a win over SEC rival Florida writes Andrea Adelson of's David Hale offers his instant analysis of Miami's win over the Gators.

--Gators' mistakes leave them seeing red writes Gary Shelton of The Tampa Bay Times.

--The blame is aplenty for the Gators writes Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley.

--While Gators get backlash, don't forget to credit Miami writes Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union.

--The Gators pull off another 'Florida Flop' in loss to Canes writes Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi.

--UM gets signature win of Al Golden era writes South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde.

--Miami Herald columnist Linda Robertson writes Canes shine bright in college football spotlight.

--For Miami coach Al Golden, the win over the Gators was almost cathartic writes Dave George of the Palm Beach Post.

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