Gator News And World Report (08/26/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, August 26, 2004. Lewis confident illness won't strike him again; Lewis Uses Hospital Time To Ponder; Lewis looks to regain ground; Lee weighs in on his progress; Backfield leads a young offense; UF's man of mystery; Chris Leak: A Closer Look; Zook positive about rainy weather and more...

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Lewis confident illness won't strike him again
Wide receiver Reggie Lewis has no idea why he became ill at practice on Aug. 18, but the former First Coast High School standout is sure that it won't happen again.

Lewis Uses Hospital Time To Ponder
WR Reggie Lewis realized something during his three-day hospital stay last week.

Lewis looks to regain ground
After being hospitalized for three nights, Reggie Lewis is just happy to be back on the field.

Backfield leads a young offense
Friday, The Gainesville Sun will release its College Football 2004 guide. Today and tomorrow, offers a preview of the guide. Today we preview the Gator offense. Thursday we will preview the defense and special teams. Friday, will have the entire guide available.

UF's Lewis back at practice
Reggie Lewis' nightmare is over, but the painful memories still exist.

UF's man of mystery
Somewhere within the body of Florida quarterback Chris Leak, a human has been hiding. Feelings have been camouflaged. Thoughts have been lost before they turned into words.

Chris Leak: A Closer Look
Took over as Florida's starting quarterback during the fifth game of his freshman season. . . .

Kynes proud to be part of UF legacy
Walk-on QB Matt Kynes might never achieve the football accolades of his grandfather. He might not have an award named after him as a result of his college career.

Illness helps Lewis appreciate football
No matter how hot, cold, wet or late it is, Florida sophomore wide receiver Reggie Lewis said he'll never complain about football practice again.

For Zook, It's Now or Never
There are a lot of coaches on the proverbial hot seat entering this college football season.

Nation's Best
Jason White is destined to become either a trivia question or a historic figure. White, Oklahoma's senior QB, is in position to join Ohio State's Archie Griffin as the only players to win two Heisman Trophies.

Zook positive about rainy weather
While UF coach Ron Zook had the flexibility to move his team's practice times around to dodge the recurring local rain showers prior to the start of university classes, he is more restricted now that his players are back in class.

Seasoned senior will be beneficial to '04 Gators
Standing 6 feet 2 inches tall and able to stuff a volleyball down the throat of any hitter who dares to try her, she is not your ordinary grandma.

Zook making most of Gators practicing in rain
After yet another practice session affected by local thunderstorms, UF coach Ron Zook has finally found some positives in the Gators recent battle with the weather.

Zook's time is here
Ron Zook has not received a fair chance from some of the University of Florida faithful since replacing Gainesville folk legend Steve Spurrier.

UF receiver returns to team after hospital stay
After giving his teammates and UF medical personnel a scare last Wednesday, wide receiver Reggie Lewis donned his pads and No. 22 jersey for the first time since being carried away in an ambulance.

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Lee weighs in on his progress
Florida's David Lee loses 10 pounds and says he has regained his quickness.

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