Gator News And World Report (07/30/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, July 30, 2004. Vol Shows Disdain For UF's Leak; Leaks squared for Rocky Top; UF's Zook more comfortable, but pressure remains; One too many Leaks for Burnett amd bonus coverage of SEC Media days.

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Vol Shows Disdain For UF's Leak
Tennessee LB Kevin Burnett has no love for Florida QB Chris Leak, even though Burnett plays with Leak's older brother.

Leaks squared for Rocky Top
It's looking more and more like a Leak vs. Leak showdown will be taking place in the Florida-Tennessee game in Knoxville on Sept. 18.

Georgia wows voters
In its quest to be perceived as a program on the rise, Florida gained some momentum from the media Thursday.

Georgia Predicted To Win SEC, Followed by Tigers, Gators
The Southeastern Conference football media added to the already high expectations for the University of Georgia on Thursday by overwhelmingly selecting the Bulldogs to win the league title this season.

UF's Zook more comfortable, but pressure remains
It was two years ago. Florida's new coach had yet to arrive, and already the questions had surfaced.

One too many Leaks for Burnett
Because of his dislike of Florida quarterback Chris Leak, Tennessee co-captain Kevin Burnett said Thursday it can be awkward being around UT quarterback C.J. Leak.

Media predicts UF to finish third
Media members around the Southeastern Conference are picking Florida to win at Tennessee on Sept. 18 -- a game that could go a long way to easing the pressure on embattled coach Ron Zook.

SEC Media Days

Fulmer fined, furious
Phil Fulmer has to play a $10,000 fine because he did not make a scheduled appearance on Thursday at the annual Southeastern Conference Media Days, but the Tennessee coach at least got some bang for his buck.

Favorite 'Dogs: Georgia chosen to win league title
LSU may be the defending national champions, but the Tigers aren't the preseason favorite to win the 2004 SEC championship.

Fulmer Addresses Media From Safety Of Knoxville
Tennessee coach skips media day in Alabama after being accused of conspiring with NCAA to bring down Crimson Tide program.

Fulmer Wants No Part Of `Nonsense'
As more than a dozen TV cameramen trained their lenses on a white hotel house phone Thursday, Southeastern Conference associate commissioner Charles Bloom called for silence.

The final day of SEC Media Days provided the circus Phillip Fulmer wanted to avoid. His no-show was the buzz all week and when Southeastern Conference officials set up a speaker phone for the Tennessee coach, the scene was comical.

Who let coach's dog out?
LSU coach Nick Saban's pet dog Lizzy, a Boxer, made the trip to Birmingham with Saban and his wife and somehow got out of the hotel room and was wandering around the interview rooms at SEC Media Days.

LSU wonders how to handle success
Ben Wilkerson sat behind a table wearing a suit and a grin. On one beefy middle finger, the LSU center wore a national championship ring the Tigers received from the BCS. On the other hand was another ring designed by the team.

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