Gator News and World Report (08/22/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, August 22, 2004. Ring comes before rivalry; Leak leads impressive offense; UF's Colon A Study In Determination; First-Team Defense, Offense Never Meet; Happy campers; Former Gators trying to hold on to roster; Success lies in fourth quarter; UF's new tight-end troops not like old one; Team gets movie, early scrimmage; Players rest, Cruise into scrimmage; Cornelius a highlight reel and more...

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Ring comes before rivalry
Georgia fan returns lost Outback Bowl memento to Florida receiver Baker.

Leak leads impressive offense
It was just a scrimmage, and it came against the second-team defense, but it was hard not to be impressed by Florida's first-team offense on Saturday morning.

Doctors Trying To Find Lewis' Illness
Florida WR Reggie Lewis remained at Shands Hospital for a third night Friday as doctors try to discern the illness that affected him at practice Wednesday.

UF's Colon A Study In Determination
Jonathan Colon hopes to spend this season protecting University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak's blind side from defensive ends who run like thoroughbreds and likely can rip phone books in half with their bare hands.

First-Team Defense, Offense Never Meet
Florida's first- team defense didn't allow a touchdown in Saturday's scrimmage, and the Gators' first-team offense scored on every possession but the one designed to run out the clock.

Happy campers
The first-team defense pitched a shutout and the No. 1 offense scored a touchdown on every possession except the one it was trying not to.

Success lies in fourth quarter
After three late-game collapses last season, the Gators hope to improve their record by enhancing their play in the final minutes.

UF's new tight-end troops not like old one
With stellar receiver Ben Troupe gone, blocking will be the focus at the position.

First-teamers have a solid scrimmage
If Florida needed some assurance - some omen to signify a successful two-a-day camp - this was the perfect conclusion.

Team gets movie, early scrimmage
Florida will hold its second and final scrimmage of two-a-day camp today, but the scheduled time has been changed from 3:45 p.m. to an earlier 9 a.m. start.

Players rest, Cruise into scrimmage
After having "ground on them pretty good" Thursday, coach Ron Zook gave the Gators the morning off Friday so the team could catch a movie.

Cornelius a highlight reel
He wanted to give coaches something to remember, and he didn't let himself down. Everyone in The Swamp left practice talking about Florida wide receiver Jemalle Cornelius.

These 10 could decide the SEC title
Oh, it used to be so easy. When college football season began, we never had a hard time identifying beforehand which Southeastern Conference games would be the biggest of the year.

Leak fit for command
Remember Ingle Martin? If the name has slipped your mind, it's understandable.

Leak brothers could face off
Chris Leak, Florida's starting quarterback and brother of UT's C.J. Leak, said he's been too busy with his own preseason camp to be surprised by his brother being taken out of Tennessee's quarterback race.

Expectations help, hinder top coaches
With his fate entangled among the accomplishments of the past and the promise of the future, Ron Zook stays faithful to one promise he made when he got his job: No coach in America will work harder than he will.

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Former Gators trying to hold on to roster
Friday night's preseason game between the Bucs and Jaguars at Alltel Stadium featured a number of former Gators considered roster-spot locks and some fighting to stick.

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