Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley catches a long pass between Florida defensive backs Vernon Hargreaves III, left, and Marcus Maye to set up an Alabama touchdown during the SEC Championship Game last year in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The UF secondary seeks redemption today. Gary Cosby, Jr./staff photo
Tabor looking for payback
Eventual Heisman winner Derrick Henry had a big game against the Gators a year ago, rushing for 189 yards. That, in a way, was expected. What was not anticipated was the Florida secondary, featuring Vernon Hargreaves III, Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson, getting burned by Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker, who had struggled with consistency throughout the season. The Gators gave up 204 yards and two crucial touchdown passes in the second half. Tabor has not forgotten how it felt getting beat by Tide receivers Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart. “I remember after last year’s game, I never really felt like that during a game, but those guys really brought it to us,” Tabor said. “For the first time ever playing football, I kind of felt like it was a little bit tougher than it normally was. So I just used that as fuel in the off-season, and just like, when we see those boys again, I don’t want to feel like that during the game.”
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