Gator News And World Report (8/7/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, August 7, 2005. O-line tightrope; Recruiting never rests; Gators Coaches To Close Practice After First Week; MAINTAINING CONTROL: If it's a new season, it must be a new offense Bears QB has faced a slew of different systems: Play It Again; Gators Anticipate Turn Around and more...

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O-line tightrope
Seasoned and experienced starter. Young and inexperienced backup.

Gators Coaches To Close Practice After First Week
Anyone looking for a sneak peek at Urban Meyer's revamped University of Florida football team had better act quickly, because Meyer and the Gators will go under wraps after only a week.

It's the phone call every college football coach dreads. An athlete is in trouble and the voice on the other end might be a policeman, athletic department official or the player himself. One of the next steps is for the coach to become judge, jury and punisher.

Just a couple years ago, Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom was directly in the split-second decision-making tree on whether or not to ask for an instant replay review.

Gators anticipate turnaround
Fall practice has returned to Gainesville, and for all the lofty expectations -- including a No. 11 preseason ranking in the coaches poll and a new head man coming off back-to-back national coach-of-the-year honors -- the Gators are simply relieved to see sweaty towels and jockstraps.

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Recruiting never rests
It doesn't seem too long ago that summers were slow and easy, giving Allen Wallace a chance to put his business to sleep for a few weeks every year and take a vacation.

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