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Florida Gators’ Cody Riggs dissapointed in end to UM series


Miami Herald Writer

Gators safety Cody Riggs — a Fort Lauderdale native and former St. Thomas Aquinas standout — has waited a long time to play Miami, but at least he will have the opportunity.

Florida’s redshirt junior was unaware Saturday’s showdown is the final scheduled meeting in the foreseeable future for the storied series.

“That’s kind of sad,” Riggs said. “Two big-time programs in the state that don’t play each other. I would hope to play them every year. Hopefully times can go back to old times, but that’s kind of disappointing this might be the last time.”

• Freshman wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was trumpeted as a potential savior for Florida’s anemic passing attack, and despite not catching a pass in UF’s opener offensive coordinator Brent Pease was pleased with Robinson’s debut. “I went up to him in the locker room and told him, ‘You know what: Just be patient. I’m going to do a better job of getting some things designed [for you].’ He goes, ‘Coach, I had fun and we won.’ That’s the kind of kid he is.”

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