Mr. Two Bits is a tradition that has been going on at Florida football games for nearly 70 years. It started with a gentleman named George Edmondson, who led the cheer from 1949 until 2008, when he finally retired from the cheerleading game.
Since then, the Gators have used honorary Mr. Two Bits in the role, and on Saturday, it was Florida’s two-time title winning basketball team that led the cheers.
That team came out of nowhere to win the 2006 national title. Then, Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer all opted to return to school for another season, winning the 2007 title as they beat Mike Conley, Greg Oden and Ohio State in the final.
Noah, Horford and Brewer are all still earning NBA paychecks, as is Billy Donovan, who is now the head coach of the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder.