Five times the Florida Gators overcame "The Final Boss"

Much like Cody Rhodes, Florida has had to come face to face with The Final Boss

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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5. 2005 Baseball Against FSU

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Before Kevin O'Sullivan arrived and turned the Gators into the machine they are today, Florida was a frequent visitor to the NCAA Tournament but were far from a national power. The Gators made the College World Series in 1998, but had only advanced past the regional round once between 1999 and 2004.

In 2005, head coach Pat McMahon led the Gators into the Super Regional round where they would square off with a familiar foe.

FSU had taken two out of three games during the regular season and, overall, had won six of the previous seven regular season series, setting up FSU as The Final Boss in order to get to Omaha.

The Gators went on to win both games in the Super Regionals, scoring eight runs in each game, and would advance to the College World Series, where they wound up as national runner-ups

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