Gator News And World Report (7/25/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, July 25, 2005. FAU to face Florida in '07; Urban is quite eager for practice to begin; Backfield sensation; Pro golfer DiMarco can't wait ... 'til football season starts; PLUS, bonus reports on Georgia, South Carolina; Kentucky; Vanderbilt; Arkansas and more...

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Backfield sensation
How will QB Chris Leak fit into the Meyer offense? No matter how many times Urban Meyer explains the situation concerning Chris Leak and the new Florida offense, the question still persists on talk radio and in Internet chat rooms.

Urban is quite eager for practice to begin
Urban Meyer's "offseason" is winding down. The Florida football coach signed autographs and gave his final Gator Club speech Saturday night in front of approximately 1,650 fans at the Morocco Shrine Convention Center, but before he did, Meyer talked about his eagerness to get back on the field.

Who, who is UF's foe?
Could it be the Sunshine State's next great football rivalry? Ah, probably not.

FAU to face Florida in '07
Florida Atlantic University signed its most substantial opponent Saturday with a two-game agreement to face the University of Florida.

Florida Gator Chris Dimarco

Pro golfer DiMarco can't wait ... 'til football season starts
The biggest football fan at Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club on Sunday also ranked as the best golfer on the premises.


Former Dogs recruit headed to Mississippi State
Turned down by Georgia's admissions office, former Bulldogs recruit Jamar Chaney has decided to suit up for the competition.

South Carolina

Watson defends USC's ‘loyalty'
An NCAA inquiry that started with former USC football star Derek Watson driving a booster's $60,000 SUV ended with investigators again linking Watson to vehicles that did not belong to him.

Clemson, USC court quarterbacks
CLEMSON AND USC each have top junior quarterback prospects whom they hope will commit soon.

How USC lost control
Under Holtz, football program tended to do whatever it took to keep top players eligible


UK's Joker Phillips believes he can revive Cats' offense
He might have the most difficult job in the Southeastern Conference, but Kentucky offensive coordinator Joker Phillips insists he feels no added pressure going into this season.


Hats off to Armstrong, Cocoa Beach's Slater
Did anyone find it odd that when the SEC football coaches voted for the preseason All-SEC team that they came up with Vanderbilt's Jay Cutler as first-team quarterback?


LSU's Miles fitting in with fans like native
Toss a little twang in his speech, and Les Miles could easily pass for a transplanted Southerner. Don't believe it?


Hart fulfills dream, commits to Arkansas after camp
Pocahontas offensive lineman Jim Hart has always been a Razorback at heart, so he decided to commit to Arkansas Coach Houston Nutt on Sunday night.

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