Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Trash Talking Starts

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Trash Talking Starts

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TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State junior linebacker Lamont Green

fired the first shot at Florida in what may prove to be a

spirited week building up to Saturday's showdown between FSU and

the Gators.

Green said the Seminoles have no intention of worrying about

Florida coach Steve Spurrier's accusation last season that FSU's

defense plays outside the lines of fairness.

Spurrier accused the Seminoles of late hits on quarterback

Danny Wuerffel, who was sacked seven times in FSU's 24-21

regular season win in Tallahassee. And he reiterated those

comments in the weeks leading up to Florida's national

championship-clinching 52-20 Sugar Bowl rout of the 'Noles.

"Their [Florida's] quarterback is going to get hit,

regardless," Green said yesterday. "They might as well tell

[Florida QB Noah] Brindise that he's going to be bruised up very

bad after the game because he's going to get hit before he

throws the ball; he's going to get hit while he throws the ball,

and if we're within a step while he's releasing, he's going to

get hit again. …

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