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House Proceeding on Jan 21st, 2009 :: 1:45:15 to 1:51:25
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Cliff Stearns

1:45:11 to 1:45:34( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: his team to a fourth national championship. madam speaker, once again i congratulate the university of flor success. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: thank you, madam speaker. i request such time as i m consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. stearns: i thank the generous comments of m colleague from iowa.

Cliff Stearns

1:45:15 to 1:51:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

1:45:35 to 1:45:58( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: for his very comments. and particularly in light of the fact that now i have the great honor to represent the university of florida and i stand today with a great deal of humility because i have on this floor a couple times before obviously when they won the basketball championship, national championship twice.

Cliff Stearns

1:45:59 to 1:46:20( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: national football championship, twice in three years. i'm very, very honored to represent the university and to ask my colleagues to consider this resolution. on the evening of january 8, the florida gator won the second b.c.s. national championship title, two in the

Cliff Stearns

1:46:21 to 1:46:42( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: past three years, but my colleagues, they face add very tough opponent. -- faced a very tough opponent. the oklahoma sooners. i think we all know how powerful a foo that is. we had our star quarterback as mentioned by the gentleman from iowa, tim tebow, he led the way and the gators won the game 24-14.

Cliff Stearns

1:46:43 to 1:47:03( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: the gators defense was able to hold oklahoma and the highest scoring team in modern football history to only 14 points 363 yards. this was 40 points and 199 yards below their season average. furthermore, my colleagues, florida's defense held the

Cliff Stearns

1:47:04 to 1:47:25( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: sooner quarterback, and this is the same quarterback that was the heisman trophy winner, sam bradford, to the third lowest number of passing yards of the season -interception game since october. on offense as mentioned, florida quarterback tim tebow,

Cliff Stearns

1:47:26 to 1:47:48( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: showed why he is the best dual threat quarterback in college football by finishing with 231 passing yards and 109 yards of rushing. the third highest ground tal by a quarterback in b.c.s. title game. mr. tebow is also just the fifth player since 1950 to win two national titles and the

Cliff Stearns

1:47:49 to 1:48:10( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: heisman trophy winner. gator wide receiver and running back, percy harvin, was also instrumental in the gators' victory over the sooners by running nine times for 122 yards, catching five passes for 49 yards, and scoring a touchdown himself. together tebow and harvin made history by becoming the first

Cliff Stearns

1:48:11 to 1:48:32( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: set of teammates to each rush for 100 yards for more in the same b.c.s. national championship game. but back-to-back basketball championships, 2006 and 2007, with national football titles in 1996, 2007, and 2009 it's clear why the city of gainesville is now called the city of champions.

Cliff Stearns

1:48:33 to 1:48:53( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: while the university of florida clearly has an outstanding athletic program, i would be remiss today if i didn't mention a few of the university's notable academic accomplishments. the university of florida's one of the four largest states. and is also one of the largest

Cliff Stearns

1:48:54 to 1:49:15( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: research u more than 150 research centers and institutes. it's been the recipient of hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants and is home to the world's largest citrus research center. u.f. is also currently partnering with spain to create the world's largest telescope.

Cliff Stearns

1:49:16 to 1:49:37( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: and which will be located in the canary islands. the university's latest brand new, 0,000-square-foot resech center which will focus on treatment and cures for diabetes, cancer, and genetic research. now, notably the university of

Cliff Stearns

1:49:38 to 1:49:58( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: florida contributes almost billion each year to florida's economy and is responsible for the creation of 75,000 jobs. finally, my colleagues, i'm proud to report the university of florida has been ranked fifth among all universities in the nation by kiplinger's magazine, "top 100 public school ledges."

Cliff Stearns

1:49:59 to 1:50:19( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: with the university's 2005 incoming freshman class having an average of over 4.0 g.p.a., 1306 s.a.t. scores, u.f. is also proud to have a high number of scholar athletes on impressive. boasting an 8 9 success rate for all of its

Cliff Stearns

1:50:20 to 1:50:40( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: athletes. so today, madam speaker, i'm pleased to congratulate coach urban myers and all the gator football players and coaches for their incredible accomplishments and for representing the university of florida and the state of florida with honor and integrity. it's been represent this fine university

Cliff Stearns

1:50:41 to 1:51:01( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: in the representatives. i'd like to conclude by comm florida for being one of the premier athletic and academic institutions in the country and to thank all the gator fans, worldwide, for their long-standing support and pride in their team. i look forward to more exciting football and basketball

Cliff Stearns

1:51:02 to 1:51:22( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: seasons, particularly football. go, gators. with that, request the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: you mr. stearns: reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from iowa. mr. loebsack: madam speaker, i request -- i inquire of the gentleman from -- the speaker pro tempore: is the

Cliff Stearns

1:51:23 to 1:51:26( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: gentleman prepared to close. is the gentleman from iowa prepared to close?

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