Florida faces off against Alabama on Saturday night in Atlanta for the SEC Championship and the right to go to the National Championship Game - and that's just the undercard. Because the next day is one of the most anticipated games on the Eagles' schedule, Michael Vick's return to Atlanta.
"I look forward to going back and being in that stadium," Vick said. It's going to be like a dream come true."
Of course, Vick was the Falcons' franchise quarterback after being drafted No. 1 overall by Atlanta in the 2001 NFL Draft and he twice led the Falcons to playoff victories. However, Vick will play a different role this Sunday than Atlanta fans are used to. Vick is an important contributor, but he's not the target man.
"I think this week is going to be a little tougher than the others (from the sidelines)," he said, "because I played in that stadium and that's where I started my career and I have so many great memories. To be playing in a limited role - I'm pretty much used to that and I know my position on this team and the ultimate goal is to win the game, let's not forget that - but being on the opposite side, it's going to be a bit different. It's going to be tough, but at the same time, I'm going to enjoy the moment."
Click here to find out why Vick says he's a different man now than he was during his tenure in Atlanta, how he'll handle the crowd reaction and his thoughts on possibly lining up as a wide receiver.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 5:50 p.m., December 2