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2003 Florida Gators football
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Outback Bowl, L 37-17 vs. Iowa
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #25
AP #24
2003 record 8-5 (6-2 SEC)
Head coach Ron Zook
Offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher
Defensive coordinator Charlie Strong

Home stadium

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »

The 2003 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the 2003 college football season. This was the team's second season under head coach Ron Zook. They played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

Contents

Pre-season

Schedule

Date Time Rank# (Rank#)Opponent Result Stadium · City Coverage
August 30, 2003* 6:00 PM #21 San Jose State W 65-3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL PPV
September 6, 2003* 8:00 PM #18 @ #3 Miami (FL) L 38-33 Orange Bowl · Miami, FL ABC
September 13, 2003* 6:00 PM #20 Florida A&M W 63-3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL PPV
September 20, 2003 12:00 PM #17 #12 Tennessee L 24-10 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL CBS
September 27, 2003 12:30 PM #25 @ Kentucky W 24-21 Commonwealth Stadium · Lexington, KY JP
October 4, 2003 12:30 PM #24 Ole Miss L 20-17 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL JP
October 11, 2003 3:30 PM @ #6 LSU W 19-7 Tiger Stadium · Baton Rouge, LA CBS
October 18, 2003 3:30 PM @ Arkansas W 33-28 D.W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium · Fayetteville, AR CBS
November 1, 2003 3:30 PM #21 #4 Georgia W 16-13 ALLTEL Stadium · Jacksonville, FL CBS
November 8, 2003 1:00 PM #19 Vanderbilt W 35-17 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL
November 15, 2003 12:30 PM #18 @ South Carolina W 22-14 Williams-Brice Stadium · Columbia, SC JP
November 29, 2003* 3:30 PM #11 #10 Florida State L 38-34 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium · Gainesville, FL CBS
January 1, 2004 11:30 AM #16 #11 Iowa L 37-17 Raymond James Stadium · Tampa, FL ESPN
*Non-Conference Game Homecoming #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are Eastern Time (UTC-5).

Game notes

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San Jose State

Miami

FAMU

Tennessee

Kentucky

Ole Miss

LSU

Florida gave LSU their only defeat of the 2003 season. The Tigers went on to win the BCS National Championship.

Arkansas

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida State

This game is commonly referred to as the "Swindle in the Swamp" due to several egregious errors made by the officials which benefited Florida State.

Iowa

Coaching staff

  • Ron Zook - Head Coach
  • Ed Zaunbrecher - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Charlie Strong - Defensive Coordinator
  • Mike Woodford - Defense/Special Teams Coordinator
  • Jerry “Red” Anderson - Defensive Line
  • Joe Wickline - Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator
  • Dwayne Dixon - Assistant Head Coach
  • Larry Fedora - Perimeter Game Coordinator
  • Mike Locksley - Running Backs / Recruiting Coordinator
  • Bill Miller - Assistant Coach (Linebackers)

References

1. Schedule/Results - http://gatorzone.com/sched.php?sport=footb 2. Coaching Staff - http://gatorzone.com/football/bios.php?year=2003


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