Gator News And World Report (08/18/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, August 18, 2004.The Bod's reputation is no strength; New Troupes competing at TE; Bumps, bruises for UF players; TEs See Fewer Passes But Do More Blocking; Former Gator goes along for the Ryder Cup; Yanks' revenge; Ex-UF coach Harlan dies; Defense grappling with information overload; UF's band of TEs can't replace Troupe; Zook says freshmen need time and more...

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New Troupes competing at TE
UF hasn't found hands like Ben Troupe's, but the position's not extinct.

Bumps, bruises for UF players
The day after Florida's first scrimmage of the fall, some of the players are starting to feel the effects.

TEs See Fewer Passes But Do More Blocking
After a season in which TE Ben Troupe led Florida in catches and receiving yards, the lack of passes to the tight end during Monday night's scrimmage seemed odd.

Position to make impact
Despite the departure of Ben Troupe, UF plans to make use of its tight ends.

Defense grappling with information overload
After reviewing tapes of Monday's scrimmage, Coach Ron Zook said some defensive mistakes were caused by the overload of information placed on players the past two weeks.

UF's band of TEs can't replace Troupe
Florida coaches and players didn't have time to become too accustomed to having tight end Ben Troupe.

Zook says freshmen need time
Ron Zook created a stir when he kept Florida football recruits off-limits to the media until they played in a game for the Gators.

Florida Gator Bobby McCray

The Bod's reputation is no strength
Few Homo sapiens are constructed like The Bod.

Florida Gator William H. Harlan

Former Florida swimming coach William H. Harlan dies at 83
William H. Harlan, the retired University of Florida swimming coach who led the Gators to eight conference titles, died Tuesday, school officials said. He was 83.

Ex-UF coach Harlan dies
Bill Harlan led Florida to eight SEC titles as swim coach from 1963-76.

Florida Gator Chris DiMarco

Former Gator goes along for the Ryder Cup
He had it all planned out. The airline ticket had been purchased — Orlando to Knoxville — and he was ready to see his beloved Gators take on Tennessee.

Florida Gators In The Olympics

Yanks' revenge
University of Florida swimmer Ryan Lochte wins a gold medal as part of the United States 800-meter freestyle relay team.

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