Gator News And World Report (7/31/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, July 31, 2005. Who will be the go-to guy?; Media votes Leak All-SEC first team; Miles Inherits Loaded LSU Roster; UF Well Represented On Preseason Squad; Meyer puts emphasis on his assistants; For 5th straight year, Grossman learns new offense; UM-UF games in works; URBANizing the Gators; South Carolina and more...

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Who will be the go-to guy?
Some of those same players who used to make fun of Chris Leak over his obsession for watching tape are now sitting right beside their quarterback and studying video, too.

Media votes Leak All-SEC first team
The SEC media and coaches often disagree on a number of issues and that includes the pre-season vote for the best quarterback in the conference.

UF Well Represented On Preseason Squad
Media members chose Florida to finish second behind Tennessee this season in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division, but the Gators' offense got plenty of individual respect Friday.

Gators picked 2nd behind Vols in East
The Florida Gators were picked to finish second in the SEC East this upcoming football season in media voting released Friday, the final day of the league's annual media days in Hoover, Ala.

Nine Gators are All-SEC
Florida led the way Friday in the writer's preseason All-Southeastern Conference team, with nine players named to the first two teams -- three on the first team.

Meyer puts emphasis on his assistants
Urban Meyer has worked for Lou Holtz, Sonny Lubick and Bob Davey, a group he calls some of "the greatest coaches to coach this game," but as many good things as he has learned, he's also learned what he doesn't want to do.

UM-UF games in works
The Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators have reached a tentative agreement to play twice in the next nine years, according to an official with knowledge of the situation.

URBANizing the Gators
Urban Meyer has worked for Lou Holtz, Sonny Lubbock and Bob Davey, a group he calls some of "the greatest coaches to coach this game," but as many good things as he has learned, he's also learned what he doesn't want to do.

LSU

Miles Inherits Loaded LSU Roster
Les Miles must feel like he's walked into an ad for The Home Depot.

LSU adjusting to new coach
More small talk and less yelling have made for a peaceful transition from Nick Saban to Les Miles at LSU.

SEC

In SEC, coaching seats sizzle
Les Miles has been with LSU for almost seven months now, more than enough time to comprehend the enormous expectations that he and his fellow Southeastern Conference football coaches face

South Carolina

The Ol' Ball Coach returns to a different world at South Carolina
About 15 years ago, there was this guy winning some football games as coach at a small school in North Carolina, and doing so against programs bigger and substantially more established than his.

Before long, Gamecocks coach will crow again
Steve Superior was how he came to be known.

Hello, football season; goodbye, family time
Before USC football coaches open their arms to football season Tuesday, they will wave goodbye to their home lives.

He's packing 'em in at USC
Florida Gator Rex Grossman

For 5th straight year, Grossman learns new offense
It's never easy to implement a new offensive scheme, but the Bears are lucky to have a couple of experts in that field to speed up the process. Coordinator Ron Turner is an expert teacher, and quarterback Rex Grossman is an expert pupil.

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