Gator News And World Report (07/25/05)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, July 25, 2005. Gators to get stern reminder; These records were made to last forever; Gators recruit displays skills; Gerard Warren; In wake of problems, Zook wants more contact with players; Central Florida May Shorten Series Against UF; Williams Helps Bring Smiles to Polk's Classrooms and more...

Florida Gator Football

Gators to get stern reminder
When the University of Florida football team reports on Sunday, Aug. 8 for the first full-squad meeting since the end of spring practice, the players better be ready for a lecture.

These records were made to last forever
It's coming and you can smell it. College football season is near and you're itching for it, which explains the scratching. Well, that and prickly heat.

Preaching word
The Florida coach again said the NCAA should allow more contact with players during the summer.

Elite 11 QB says he's UF bound
Daytona Beach Mainland quarterback Jonathan Garner gives coach Ron Zook a verbal commitment.

Gators get commitment from Jonathan Garner
Jonathan Garner obviously has strong feelings for The Swamp. He grew up a Gator fan, won a state championship on Florida Field last fall and now will be officially calling the stadium home in 2005.

In wake of problems, Zook wants more contact with players
Following a week rife with discipline problems, Florida football coach Ron Zook pleaded Saturday for more offseason contact with his team.

Central Florida May Shorten Series Against UF
Central Florida is going to have to start doing things the right way, according to head coach George O'Leary.

Zook has control issues
Florida football coach Ron Zook thinks that a little more might mean a lot less when it comes to finding a way to ease some of the problems plaguing college athletic programs.

Team's run-ins on Zook's mind
Florida coach Ron Zook did not talk about last season's 37-17 loss to Iowa in the Outback Bowl or his 16-10 record since taking over for Steve Spurrier three years ago.

Humiliation starts early: Gators lack timing
One of the public relations tenets of college football states that if you're going to get involved in controversial activity -- aggravated battery with a keg, for example -- do it during the offseason but, by all means, not days before a media blitz.

What's the scoop? Sports writers blab
You may not realize it, but Florida's finest are gathered here. That's right, the veritable cream of the crop is among us -- the members of the Florida Sports Writers Association. Yes, the mighty FSWA is here.

Zook says UF problems overblown by the media
Florida football coach Ron Zook wants the same thing college basketball coaches are seeking.

College Football: Zook wants to reach out
The Florida coach says some disciplinary problems could be avoided if the NCAA allowed coaches to have more offseason contact with players

Team's turmoil monopolizes Zook's time
He had come to talk football, but Florida coach Ron Zook was going to have to wait to discuss the topic he knows best.

Zook stays upbeat despite setbacks
The Florida coach says more media exposure nowadays brings more attention to college football's troubles.

Florida Gator Basketball

Gators recruit displays skills
But Keith Brumbaugh, of DeLand, could find himself in the NBA next year rather than college.

Florida Gator Gerard Warren

On the money
Gerard Warren is a big guy. The former University of Florida football standout stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 325 pounds.

Florida Gator Bob Williams

Williams Helps Bring Smiles to Polk's Classrooms
Bob Williams loves to see a teacher's smile when she first sees her new classroom.

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