Gator News And World Report (8/16/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Reserves need work, Meyer says; Meyer liking progress of backup QB Ingram; Several Gators miss practice; Sharing of duties must be Strong suit; Webb leads parade of banged-up Gators; Meyer Unhappy With Second-Team; Heat signs former Gator Walsh; Meyer pleased with Baker's play, talent and more...

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Reserves need work, Meyer says
Florida's first fall scrimmage today is closed to the public, which may be a good thing for the public because this might be one ugly exercise in football futility.

Meyer liking progress of backup QB Ingram
In the early preseason practices last week, his passes were wobbly and his confidence shaky.

Several Gators miss practice
Cornerback Dee Webb, defensive tackle Marcus Thomas, guard Randy Hand and linebacker Todd McCullough missed Florida's practice Monday for various reasons.

Sharing of duties must be Strong suit
Only holdover from Zook's staff will coordinate Gators' defense with Mattison.

Webb leads parade of banged-up Gators
After making it through the first week of practice with only minor injuries, Florida is dealing with a rash of more serious problems.

Meyer Unhappy With Second-Team
Florida coach Urban Meyer said Monday he wanted to stay positive. He wanted to count to 30 before ripping his team.

Backup QB Spot Causing Quite A Commotion
Don't hand Florida's backup quarterback job to freshman Josh Portis quite yet, Gators coach Urban Meyer said Sunday night.

Meyer pleased with Baker's play, talent
Perhaps this is the season in which senior WR Dallas Baker finally lives up to all the hype. Baker, a former standout at New Smyrna Beach, enters the season with 39 career catches in his two seasons of play. He should have at least that many this season in new Coach Urban Meyer's spread offense.

Walk-on Curtis makes big strides
Before preseason practice started last week, before walk-on WR John Curtis started diving and leaping to catch every ball thrown his way, Florida Coach Urban Meyer held one memory of No. 10 on his roster.

College football report | Florida
Coach Urban Meyer is satisfied with the development of his starters, but if fall practice is any indication, injuries to the top guys could be disastrous for the Gators.

Gators camp notebook
Considered a player who would sit at the end of the bench for four years, redshirt freshman Cornelius Ingram won't give up -- and Florida coach Urban Meyer is noticing.

The Gators limp into their first intrasquad scrimmage of the summer in search of answers. Coach Urban Meyer said the offense is not clicking, singling out his reserves on the offensive line.

Curtis suffers twisted knee
The reality of preseason camp hit home at Florida on Monday as several Gator players needed treatment for everything from heat exhaustion to a possible knee surgery.

Florida Gator Basketball

Heat signs former Gator Walsh
The Heat signed free agent guard/forward Matt Walsh, the former University of Florida standout who was not selected in the NBA Draft, on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is believed to be a two-year deal worth $1.2 million.

Florida Gator Soccer

Coaches Pick Gators to Win SEC
The University of Florida soccer program was picked by the league coaches to win the 2005 Southeastern Conference regular-season team title, the conference office released Monday. Florida earned six first-place votes, edging defending SEC regular-season champion Tennessee, which drew five votes.

Ole Miss Picked As SEC West Runner-Up By Coaches
Ole Miss received two SEC Western Division first-place votes and was picked to finish second in the West by the Southeastern Conference's 12 coaches in a preseason poll released by the league office Monday afternoon.

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