The prospect of lining up against Florida apparently brings back some bad memories for LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham declined multiple interview requests leading up to Saturday afternoon’s clash between the No. 17 Gators and 10th-ranked Tigers in Death Valley.
Although many outsiders believe last year’s 11-win season and trip to the Sugar Bowl were flukes, the Florida Gators see them as the framework for more success — including a trip to Atlanta for the SEC title game in 2013.
Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with two seconds remaining and No. 7 Florida rallied in the closing minutes to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20 on Saturday.
Shawn Williams’ criticism will be remembered as a challenge.