Gator News And World Report (08/27/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, August 27, 2004. Play-making UF receiver is not playing around; New coordinator changing tempo; Gators' Receiving Corps Awaits True Test; Talent but not much depth; Nowhere to go but up; You've got to run the football; Leak having a ball as QB; Cohen finds home at defensive end; Florida's Fedora perfecting style and more...

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Play-making UF receiver is not playing around
Redshirt sophomore has impressed Gator coaches with his play in practice.

New coordinator changing tempo
With a new offensive coordinator comes a new offense. Florida will not be using an up-tempo offense; it will be using what offensive coordinator Larry Fedora called a "multi-tempo" attack.

Gators' Receiving Corps Awaits True Test
Florida offensive coordinator Larry Fedora is fairly certain he has an explosive group of wide receivers.

Showdown in Knoxville
With the upcoming season approaching, takes you inside all 11 Gator football games. From key matchups to x-factors, gives you the details on the Gators and all their opponents.

Talent but not much depth
Tomorrow, The Gainesville Sun will release its College Football 2004 guide. Yesterday we previewed the Florida offense. Today we preview the Gator defense and special teams. will have the entire guide available tomorrow.

Nowhere to go but up
It's supposed to be uncomfortable, isn't it? It's supposed to force irrational decisions as the growing heat fuels desperation. So why isn't he squirming yet?

You've got to run the football
The situation could have gotten ugly. It could have turned into another battle for the ball, a competition between teammates vying to be the starter.

Nose for the pigskin
The ink digs deep into Florida linebacker Channing Crowder's skin. The messages dig deeper.

Leak having a ball as QB
When a reporter asked Chris Leak how many days he spent away from football this summer, the Florida quarterback paused for a moment.

Fan Guide
After a $55 million renovation was completed last season, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field -- also known as The Swamp -- features a bigger press box, more luxury suites and a brand-new video board in the north end zone.

Southeastern Conference season preview
ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET: It looks as if this could be a special season for Georgia, which has 15 starters back and, for the most part, plays its toughest games at home.

Cohen finds home at defensive end
At this time last year, DE Joe Cohen was buried beneath a depth chart loaded with talented running backs. Now, those same tailbacks are spending most of their time buried beneath him - literally.

Two sports beckoning Ingram
Florida first-year freshman Cornelius Ingram is a two-sport star who appeared destined for a third in October — coaches' tug of war

Top Ten college football predictions return for 2004
At about this time last year, this space was filled with predictions that were, admittedly, hit or miss.

Florida's Fedora perfecting style
With a little more than a week remaining before the 2004 season begins in earnest, UF offensive coordinator Larry Fedora is continuing his efforts on perfecting the Gators new-look, up-tempo style.

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