In a rose-colored world where beers cost a dollar and pizza delivery lasted deep into the morning, Rex Grossman and I probably thought we knew a lot more than we actually did. Two typical Gators, ready to conquer it all.
Proof enough: On the last day of his career at Florida in 2002, Grossman responded to a question about what advice he'd give to the younger quarterbacks vying to replace him. From my seat as a college reporter, Grossman's answer seemed to nail it.
"Don't let anyone tell you what you can and can't do," said Grossman, now the starting quarterback for the Redskins. "When they tell you you're great, don't believe it. And when they tell you that you suck, don't believe that, either.
"Have confidence in your own...