Tuesday Report

Florida defensive end Travis Harris could end up back at linebacker by spring workouts....

DE Travis Harris, who has emerged this season as next year's potential starter at defensive end, said Tuesday he may not remain on the line next season.

The junior said coaches have spoken with him about a possible move back to linebacker, his natural position until this year. The switch likely would take place during spring workouts.

"I've been a linebacker all my life, so I like the opportunity to do that next year," said Harris, who likely would play weakside. "They're talking about doing a lot of things I'm really excited about -- playing linebacker and still being able to pass rush on third down at defensive end."

This season, Harris had a breakout game when he started against Georgia in place of a suspended Bobby McCray. The 6-foot-2, 239-pound junior picked up 1 1/2 sacks and a pass breakup.

Though Coach Ron Zook wouldn't confirm the position change, the move likely would help fill a unit losing two seniors. DE Jarvis Moss and DE Steven Harris are potential replacements on the line.


Junior OT Jonathan Colon injured his back against Florida State and has been unable to practice since. Colon, who had an unrelated back surgery last year, remains questionable for the bowl game...The announcement of the Mackey Award, which is given to the nation's best tight end, was postponed from Tuesday to today. TE Ben Troupe is among three finalists for the award...Former Florida coach Doug Dickey was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday in New York City. In nine seasons at Florida, which began in 1970, the Gators went 58-43-2 and earned four bowl appearances. Dickey's combined record from his time at Tennessee and Florida stands at 104-58-6. ###

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