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Saturday September 15, 2012 Holly Rowe might hear the Gators call her name tonight

Updated: 2:31pm, September 15

Holly RoweKNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Sometime during tonight’s game, Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel could find himself surveying the Tennessee defense and calling an audible that goes like this.

Holly Rowe! Holly Rowe! Holly Rowe!

“That would be awesome,” said ESPN sideline reporter (wait for it) Holly Rowe.

In meeting with the ESPN production staff Friday, Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease told the gathering that at Boise State the Broncos had an audible called “Holly Rowe,” which immediately turned the group in Rowe's direction and the network’s 14-year ESPN veteran -- who will be working the sidelines tonight -- a couple shades of red in the face.

That was the extent of Pease’s explanation, of course, as the line check made its way from the Boise offense to the UF offense when Pease joined the Gators staff last winter.  

“He didn’t want to tell me the play because he wants to save it in case the Gators use it and not give away the secret,” Rowe said Saturday. “My real hope is the ‘Holly Rowe’ play migrates into a game and is used at some point in the season.”

Rowe grew up in Utah as a huge football fan and remembers as a young girl having aspirations of actually playing the game.

Having a play named after her, Rowe said, isn’t a bad consolation prize.

It would only makes that a successful execution of the “Holly Rowe” play would mean Rowe be allowed to take part in any end zone celebration; journalistic objectivity be damned

“I could spike the ball," she said. "Or maybe a Will Muschamp chest bump."

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