Florida Gators football, 1940–49

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The Florida Gators football team represents the University of Florida in the sport of American football. The University of Florida fielded its first official varsity football team in the fall of 1906, and has fielded a team every season since then, with the exception of 1943. During the 1940s, the Gators competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Florida Field on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus.

This article includes a game-by-game list of the Florida Gators' ten football seasons from 1940 to 1949. During the 1940s, the Gators were coached by Thomas J. "Tom" Lieb (1940–1945) and Raymond "Bear" Wolf (1946–1949). Lieb and Wolf compiled an overall record of 33–50–3 (.401) during the decade.

Contents: 1940  · 1941  · 1942  · 1943  · 1944  · 1945  · 1946  · 1947  · 1948  · 1949


1940[edit]

1940 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1940 record 5–5 (2–3 8th SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1939 1941 »
1940 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Tennessee 5 0 0     10 1 0
#9 Mississippi State 4 0 1     10 0 1
Ole Miss 3 1 0     9 2 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 2 0
Auburn 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 3 0     6 4 0
Georgia 2 3 1     5 4 1
Florida 2 3 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 1 2 2     5 3 2
Tulane 1 3 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 1     3 6 1
Georgia Tech 1 5 0     3 7 0
Sewanee 0 1 0     3 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1940 college football season was the first of four for Thomas J. "Tom" Lieb as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Lieb was the former coach of the Loyola Lions, and had previously served as Knute Rockne's primary assistant and on-the-field replacement while Rockne was in the hospital during most of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish's 1930 national championship season. The highlights of the Gators' 1940 season included victories over the Maryland Terrapins (19–0), the Georgia Bulldogs (18–13), the Miami Hurricanes (46–6) and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (16–7). Lieb's 1940 Florida Gators finished with a 5–5 overall record and a 2–3 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing eighth among thirteen SEC teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–28–1940 Mississippi State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 7–27  
10–5–1940 Tampa* Phillips FieldTampa, Florida W 23–0  
10–11–1940 Villanova* Villanova StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania L 0–28  
10–19–1940 Maryland* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 19–0  
10–26–1940 #5 Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee L 0–14  
11–9–1940 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 18–13  
11–16–1940 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida W 46–6  
11–23–1940 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia W 16–7  
11–30–1940 Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, Georgia L 7–20  
12–7–1940 Texas* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–26  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1941[edit]

1941 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1941 record 4–6 (1–3 10th SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1940 1942 »
1941 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Mississippi State 4 0 1     8 1 1
#18 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 2 0
#20 Alabama 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 Georgia 3 1 1     9 1 1
#17 Ole Miss 2 1 1     6 2 1
Vanderbilt 3 2 0     8 2 0
LSU 2 2 2     4 4 2
Tulane 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 0     4 6 0
Auburn 1 3 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0     5 4 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1941 college football season was Tom Lieb's second as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included a 14–0 road win over the Miami Hurricanes in Miami, Florida, and a hard-fought 14–7 Homecoming victory the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. After the season was over, end Fergie Ferguson was named the Gators' first-ever first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection and an honorable mention All-American for the second year in a row. Lieb's 1941 Florida Gators finished with a 4–6 overall record and a 1–3 record in the SEC, placing tenth among twelve conference teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–20–1941 Randolph-Macon* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 26–0  
9–27–1941 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 0–6  
10–4–1941 Tampa* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 46–6  
10–11–1941 Villanova* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–6  
10–18–1941 Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland L 12–13  
10–25–1941 Louisiana State Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana L 7–10  
11–8–1941 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 3–19  
11–15–1941 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida W 14–0  
11–22–1941 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 14–7  
12–20–1941 UCLA* Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 27–30  
*Non-conference game.

1942[edit]

1942 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1942 record 3–7 (1–3 9th SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1941 1943 »
1942 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Georgia 6 1 0     11 1 0
#5 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     9 2 0
#7 Tennessee 4 1 0     9 1 1
#18 Mississippi State 5 2 0     8 2 0
#10 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 2 0     7 3 0
#16 Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 3 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 4 0     4 5 0
Kentucky 0 5 0     3 6 1
Ole Miss 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1942 college football season was Tom Lieb's third as Florida's head coach. By the autumn of 1942, World War II had begun to affect many college football programs. Florida lost several players and most of its coaching staff to the war effort before the season,[2] and lost several more players during the season,[3] leading to diminishing success as the schedule progressed. The highlight of the campaign was the Gators' 6–0 edging of the Auburn Tigers on Florida Field, the Gators' only Southeastern Conference (SEC) victory of the year. They also suffered through a crushing 75–0 defeat by coach Wally Butts' SEC champion Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville, Florida, the worst defeat in the history of Florida's football program.

The Gators began the season 3-1 but lost their final six contests to finish with a 3–7 overall record. Their 1–3 conference record placed ninth among twelve teams in the SEC.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–19–1942 Jacksonville Naval Air Station* Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 7–20  
9–26–1942 Randolph-Macon* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 45–0  
10–3–1942 Tampa* Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida W 26–6  
10–10–1942 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 6–0  
10–16–1942 Villanova* Villanova StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania L 3–13  
10–24–1942 #16 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 12–26  
10–31–1942 Maryland* Griffith StadiumWashington, D.C. L 0–13  
11–7–1942 #1 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 0–75  
11–14–1942 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida L 0–12  
11–21–1942 #2 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia L 7–20  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1943[edit]

1943 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1943 record 0–0 (0–0 SEC)
Seasons
« 1942 1944 »

No team[edit]

For the first and only autumn since the modern University of Florida opened its Gainesville campus in 1906, the university did not field an official varsity football team during the 1943 college football season because most able-bodied men of college age were serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Florida was one of seven Southeastern Conference schools that did not field a squad during the 1943 season.[4]

1944[edit]

1944 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1944 record 4–3 (0–3 10th SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1943 1945 »
1944 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Georgia Tech 4 0 0     8 3 0
#12 Tennessee 5 0 1     7 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     7 3 0
Alabama 3 1 2     5 2 2
Mississippi State 3 2 0     6 2 0
LSU 2 3 1     2 5 1
Ole Miss 2 3 0     2 6 0
Tulane 1 2 0     4 3 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 6 0
Florida 0 3 0     4 3 0
Auburn 0 4 0     4 4 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0     3 0 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1944 college football season was the fourth for Tom Lieb as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included the Gators' 13–6 Homecoming victory over the Maryland Terrapins and their 13–0 shutout of the in-state rival Miami Hurricanes on the Hurricanes' home field. The Gators also scored solid victories over teams from two U.S. Naval Air Stations in nearby Jacksonville. Lieb's 1944 Florida Gators finished with a 4–3 overall record and a 0–3 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing tenth among twelve SEC teams.`[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–23–1944 Mayport Naval Air Station* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 36–6  
9–30–1944 Mississippi Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 6–26  
10–7–1944 Jacksonville Naval Air Station* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 26–20  
10–14–1944 #15 Tennessee Sheilds-Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee L 0–40  
10–28–1944 Maryland* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 13–6  
11–3–1944 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida W 13–0  
11–11–1944 Georgia Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 12–38  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1945[edit]

1945 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1945 record 4–5–1 (1–3–1 10th SEC)
Head coach Tom Lieb
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1944 1946 »
1945 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Alabama 6 0 0     10 0 0
#14 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 1 0
#15 LSU 5 2 0     7 2 0
#18 Georgia 4 2 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 2 0     4 6 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Auburn 2 3 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 1     4 5 1
Tulane 1 3 1     2 6 1
Kentucky 0 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1945 college football season was the fifth and last for Tom Lieb as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Among the season's highlights was the Gators' 26–13 neutral site victory over the Ole Miss Rebels played in Jacksonville, Florida. The Gators also split a pair of games against teams from two U.S. military training bases. Lieb's 1945 Florida Gators finished with a 4–5–1 overall record and a 1–3–1 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing ninth among twelve SEC teams.[1] After Lieb's coaching contract was not renewed, he became the track & field coach and an assistant football coach at the University of Alabama, where his old Notre Dame teammate Frank Thomas was the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–22–1945 Camp Blanding* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 31–2  
9–29–1945 Mississippi Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 26–13  
10–6–1945 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana T 6–6  
10–13–1945 Vanderbilt Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 0–7  
10–19–1945 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida L 6–7  
10–27–1945 Southwestern Louisiana* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 45–0  
11–3–1945 Auburn Auburn StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 0–19  
11–10–1945 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 0–34  
11–17–1945 Presbyterian* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 41–0  
11–24–1945 U.S. Amphibious* Norfolk, Virginia L 0–12  
*Non-conference game.

1946[edit]

1946 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1946 record 0–9 (0–5 12th SEC)
Head coach Raymond Wolf
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1945 1947 »
1946 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Georgia § 5 0 0     11 0 0
#7 Tennessee § 5 0 0     9 2 0
#8 LSU 5 1 0     9 1 1
#11 Georgia Tech 4 2 0     9 2 0
Mississippi State 3 2 0     8 2 0
Alabama 4 3 0     7 4 0
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 4 0
Kentucky 2 3 0     7 3 0
Tulane 2 4 0     3 7 0
Auburn 1 5 0     4 6 0
Ole Miss 1 6 0     2 7 0
Florida 0 5 0     0 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1946 college football season was Raymond "Bear" Wolf's first of four as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Wolf's first Gators squad was composed mostly of college freshmen and returning World War II veterans who had not played football in several years. The winless 0–9 season was also the worst win-loss record in the history of Gators football to date, surpassing the winless 0–5 record of the overmatched 1916 Gators. Wolf's 1946 Florida Gators finished 0–5 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing twelfth of twelve SEC teams.[1]

The 1946 season was at the center of a school record 13-game losing streak which stretched from the last game of the 1945 campaign until the fourth contest of 1947. The players on these squads ironically dubbed their time at Florida "the Golden Era", and members of the "Golden Era Gang" regularly held reunions and raised funds for scholarships and facilities improvements at UF for many subsequent years.[5] Players on these teams included future Florida attorney general James W. Kynes and College Football Hall of Fame coach Marcelino Huerta.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–28–1946 Mississippi Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 7–13  
10–5–1946 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana L 13–27  
10–12–1946 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee L 0–20  
10–19–1946 Miami* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 13–20  
10–26–1946 #10 North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 19–40  
11–9–1946 #5 Georgia Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 14–33  
11–16–1946 Villanova* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 20–27  
11–23–1946 North Carolina State* Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida L 6–37  
11–30–1946 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 12–47  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1947[edit]

1947 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1947 record 4–5–1 (0–3–1 12th SEC)
Head coach Raymond Wolf
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Ole Miss 6 1 0     9 2 0
#10 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     10 1 0
#6 Alabama 5 2 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 3 0     7 4 1
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 4 0
Tulane 2 3 2     2 5 2
LSU 2 3 1     5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0     5 5 0
Auburn 1 5 0     2 7 0
Florida 0 3 1     4 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1947 college football season was Bear Wolf's second as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators broke a thirteen-game post-war losing streak, dating back to the 1945 and 1946 seasons, when they upset the eighteenth-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack 7–6 on the Wolfpack's home field in Raleigh, North Carolina. Among the other highlights of the season, the Gators beat the in-state rival Miami Hurricanes in Miami, Florida, and ended the season with a 25–7 intersectional victory versus the Kansas State Wildcats. Wolf's 1947 Florida Gators finished with a 4–5–1 overall record and a 0–3–1 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing twelfth among twelve SEC teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–27–1947 Mississippi Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 6–14  
10–4–1947 North Texas State* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 12–20  
10–11–1947 Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama L 14–20  
10–18–1947 #18 North Carolina State* Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 7–6  
10–25–1947 North Carolina* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 7–35  
11–1–1947 Furman* Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida W 34–7  
11–8–1947 Georgia Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 6–34  
11–15–1947 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana T 7–7  
11–21–1947 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida W 7–6  
11–29–1947 Kansas State* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 25–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1948[edit]

1948 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1948 record 5–5 (1–5 T-10th SEC)
Head coach Raymond Wolf
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia 6 0 0     9 2 0
#15 Ole Miss 6 1 0     8 1 0
#13 Tulane 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12 Vanderbilt 4 2 1     8 2 1
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 3 0
Alabama 4 4 1     6 4 1
Mississippi State 3 3 0     4 4 1
Tennessee 2 3 1     4 4 2
Kentucky 1 3 1     5 3 2
Florida 1 5 0     5 5 0
LSU 1 5 0     3 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1948 college football season was the third for Bear Wolf's as the Florida Gators football team's head coach. The season's highlights included the Gators' 16–9 win against the Auburn Tigers and their 27–13 Homecoming victory over the Miami Hurricanes. Wolf's 1948 Florida Gators finished with a 5–5 overall record and a 1–5 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing tenth among twelve SEC teams.[1] Several members of the Florida Board of Control and a number of Florida alumni called for Wolf to step down after the 1948 season, but football player-led student rallies in his support ended with Wolf's contract being extended for another year.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–25–1948 Mississippi Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 0–14  
10–2–1948 Tulsa* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 28–14  
10–9–1948 Auburn Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida W 16–9  
10–16–1948 Rollins* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 41–12  
10–23–1948 #6 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, Georgia L 7–42  
10–30–1948 Furman* Greenville, South Carolina L 14–39  
11–6–1948 #13 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 12–20  
11–13–1948 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 15–34  
11–20–1948 Miami* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) W 27–13  
11–27–1948 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama L 28–34  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1949[edit]

1949 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1949 record 4–5–1 (1–4–1 10th SEC)
Head coach Raymond Wolf
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 5 1 0     7 2 1
#11 Kentucky 4 1 0     9 3 0
#17 Tennessee 4 1 1     7 2 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 0
#9 LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
Alabama 4 3 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 4 4 0     5 5 0
Auburn 2 4 2     2 4 3
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 5 1
Florida 1 4 1     4 5 1
Georgia 1 4 1     4 6 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Season overview[edit]

The 1949 college football season was Bear Wolf's fourth and last as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlight of the season was the Gators' 28–7 upset of the Georgia Bulldogs.[6] Led by halfback Chuck Hunsinger, who rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns, and team captain Jimmy Kynes, who was the defensive star and played every minute of the sixty-minute game,[6] the Gators beat the Dawgs for the first time since 1940. Wolf's 1949 Florida Gators finished 4–5–1 overall and 1–4–1 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing tenth of twelve SEC teams,[1] and ending the Gators' ironically-named "Golden Era." After Wolf left Gainesville, he returned to his alma mater, Texas Christian University, where he became a long-time administrator.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
9–24–1949 The Citadel* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 13–0  
10–1–1949 Tulsa* Skelly StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma W 40–7  
10–8–1949 Auburn Ladd Memorial StadiumMobile, Alabama T 14–14  
10–15–1949 Vanderbilt Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida L 17–22  
10–22–1949 Georgia Tech Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (Homecoming) L 14–43  
10–29–1949 Furman* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 28–27  
11–5–1949 Georgia Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida W 28–7  
11–12–1949 #14 Kentucky Phillips Field • Tampa, Florida L 0–35  
11–18–1949 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida L 13–28  
11–26–1949 Alabama Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 13–35  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107–116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Associated Press, "Tom Lieb Must Develop Not Only a Football Team but a Coaching Staff," St. Petersburg Times, p. 11 (September 3, 1944). Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  3. ^ Lieb Expects Good Gator Grid Prospects," The Palm Beach Post, (May 27, 1944). Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  4. ^ Associated Press, "New Colleges Set Grid Hopes: Florida And Kentucky To Field Elevens," Tuscaloosa News, (January 12, 1944). Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  5. ^ Great Teams and Eras: The Golden Era - GatorZone.com
  6. ^ a b Noel Nash, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, pp. 11–13 (1998).

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