Monday Report

Florida quarterback Ingle Martin said he won't think about transferring until the season's end. He denied reports that he would leave the Gators for Furman....

QB Ingle Martin denied reports Monday which claimed he has decided to transfer away from Florida.

Martin, the backup quarterback who lost his starting job to Chris Leak after the Gators loss to Tennessee, said he will not consider such an option until the season's conclusion.

"I need to talk to my family before I even think about doing anything," Martin said. "And I'd have to talk to the coaches here. They don't want to be bothered by that stuff, and I don't want to worry about that stuff."

A report, which appeared in Sunday's Tennessean, said Martin's likely destination was Furman, a Division I-AA school which would give him two more years of eligibility. Tennessee radio outlets also reported the claim.

"I'm not sure where that came from," Martin said. "I'm not even thinking about doing anything. I don't know where they got it. I can't worry about much else other than helping the team."


When Coach Ron Zook bolted to the wrong sideline as the Gators ran out of the tunnel Saturday, first impressions may have indicated Florida was in for a long day.

As we now know, that was far from the case. The second-year coach actually wound up orchestrating one of the finest performances of his tenure. But that doesn't mean Zook didn't feel bad about the pre-game slip-up.

"I felt like an ass," Zook said.


After a performance like the one DE Travis Harris pulled off Saturday, it'd seem tough to imagine him running with the second team again.

That may be the case, though, as DE Bobby McCray will return to action since being suspended for the win against Georgia for skipping classes. Harris, who picked up 1 ½ sacks and two tackles for losses against Georgia, was the interim starter in place of McCray.

But then again, how could any coach rightfully pull the starting job from McCray, who was the SEC sack leader going into Saturday?

Such is the predicament for Florida's coaches. And the decision is yet to be made. Zook simply said both will see action.

"It'll be a surprise," McCray said. "I don't know. I'm just going to try and make plays. I'm just going to do the same thing I've been doing."

McCray, who has eight sacks in his past five games, said he doesn't suspect missing the game will cause him too many problems.

"I should be able to get right back into it," the senior said. "I've been doing this for a long time. Missing one game shouldn't affect me."

BRIEFLY Although TB Ciatrick Fason did run through drills Monday, Zook said he wouldn't have been able to practice had the Gators worked out in full pads. Fason bruised his tricep and ac joint during Saturday's win against Georgia. He remains probable for Saturday's game….K Matt Leach snagged the Southeastern Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week honors after kicking a game-winning 33-yard field goal against the Bulldogs. Leach, who banked his first attempt of the day off of the right upright, finished the day 3-for-4 in the 16-13 win. His made attempt with 33 seconds remaining in the game marks the first game-winning field goal kicked against Georgia since 1967…. Florida's SEC regular-season finale against South Carolina has been set for Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. It will be aired by Jefferson-Pilot.

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