Gator News And World Report (8/17/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, August 17, 2005. Recruit eyeing Jackets, Gators; Go ahead fans, check reality at the door; Early turnovers mar scrimmage; Defense Takes Control; Gators Un-Earning Their Stripes; Meyer says Leak's offense almost 'pathetic'; Gators' new man knows about Propst, Hoover; How will the new coaches fare?; Center of the offense;

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Go ahead fans, check reality at the door
Expectations are as much a part of this time of year for college football fans as countdowns to kickoff and thumbing through dog-eared magazines. You are already planning your Sept. 3 tailgate menu, aren't you? You've already found a Web site that gives you the TV schedule for the first weekend, haven't you?

Early turnovers mar scrimmage
At first, Urban Meyer was really annoyed, but by the time Florida's first preseason scrimmage ended Tuesday morning, the first-year Gators coach had settled into satisfied.

Defense Takes Control
After three series, each more stomach-churning than the last, the University of Florida's offensive coaches huddled their players Tuesday morning.

Gators Un-Earning Their Stripes
Florida players who earn their stripes, figuratively speaking, are shedding stripes from their helmets.

Meyer says Leak's offense almost 'pathetic'
Chris Leak can throw a football, but coach Urban Meyer hopes his quiet quarterback also can lead a team.

Gators' new man knows about Propst, Hoover
Urban Meyer hasn't won a single game in the SEC, but the new Florida coach is learning fast about football in the South.

Gators' offense struggles early
Florida's offense looked downright inept Tuesday to begin the team's first fall scrimmage.

How will the new coaches fare?
Most new college football coaches don't get an opportunity to test drive their programs before they decide they want the job. The programs are offered up on an "as is" basis.

Gators' offense inept
Urban Meyer has less than three weeks to convert the Gators into a high-powered offensive unit resembling his Utah team that scored an NCAA third-best 46 points per game last season.

UF, Leak not in the groove
Florida coach Urban Meyer was careful how he analyzed the play of his team after its first scrimmage Tuesday.

Center of the offense
rkansas senior center Kyle Roper is one of the nation's top NFL prospects, partially because he is a magician when it comes to getting the Hogs' offensive line in the right blocking scheme at the right time.

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Recruit eyeing Jackets, Gators
Don't call him a tweener. Zach Peacock has heard the description enough during the recruiting process to make him cringe.

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