Gator News And World Report (8/23/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, August 3, 2005. Webb expected to play opener; Harris poll has star-studded panel; Tordi leaving UF to join Cincinnati; Rowley has a special job for Gators this season; Herrion remembered with pride by UF coaches; Gators Staff Hoping To Join Herrion Service; Shoulder injury has Webb on sideline; Gators TE out; CB expected back; With strict new rules, recruits get hard look and more...

Florida Gator Football

Webb expected to play opener
Dee Webb, Florida's top cornerback, sustained a separated shoulder in practice Saturday, but the junior from Jacksonville is expected to return in time for the Gators' Sept. 3 opener against Wyoming, UF coach Urban Meyer said Monday.

Harris poll has star-studded panel
Terry Bradshaw, Lou Holtz, Steve Largent and Anthony Munoz are among the 114 panelists voting in a new poll the Bowl Championship Series will use this season to determine which teams play in college football's four major bowls, including the national title game.

UF Notebook
McMahon close to agreement on extension Pat McMahon is about to be rewarded after leading Florida through one of the Gators' most successful baseball seasons.

Rowley has a special job for Gators this season
Butch Rowley will not set foot on the field for Florida this season. He likely won't even dress for a single game. Yet he will play a pretty important role for the Gators in 2005.

Herrion remembered with pride by UF coaches
Florida coach Urban Meyer and offensive line coach John Hevesy on Monday remembered former Utah lineman Thomas Herrion as a fun-loving kid who persevered through several setbacks.

Gators Staff Hoping To Join Herrion Service
Florida coach Urban Meyer and several assistants may miss practice Saturday to say goodbye to one of their former players.The coaches hope to find a way to attend the memorial service for Thomas Herrion, the 23-year-old former Utah offensive lineman who died in the locker room Saturday night after playing a preseason game for the San Francisco 49ers.

Shoulder injury has Webb on sideline
Dee Webb jogged during the Gators' practice Monday, and his physical activity in the coming days may not stretch beyond that.

College football practice report | Florida
Florida and former Utah coach Urban Meyer spent most of Monday's media session remembering former Utes offensive lineman Thomas Herrion.

Gators TE out; CB expected back
Tight end Markell Thompson wore a cast on his broken ankle Monday. Coach Urban Meyer said Thompson, carted off the field Saturday, will be immobile for six weeks and return in about eight weeks, after rehab.

With strict new rules, recruits get hard look
No one ever said recruiting football players was an exact science. Every August, coaches are reminded why. An analysis of five years of Division I-A signing classes in Florida shows almost 15 percent of new recruits never made it to their first fall practice or, if they did, were unable to play as freshmen.

SEC's top-rated side judge puts controversy in past
Bobby Moreau is looking forward. He's not looking back. Moreau, the 49-year-old native of Alexandria, is the veteran Southeastern Conference side judge who mistakenly penalized only Florida wide receiver Dallas Baker for unsportsmanlike conduct with 55 seconds to play in the Gators' 30-28 loss at Tennessee last season.

Meyer: D-line much better
Urban Meyer didn't know which was worse — the poor production or the pitiable attitude.

Florida Gator Baseball

Tordi leaving UF to join Cincinnati
Justin Tordi said deciding whether to stay at Florida or turn pro was the most difficult decision of his life. But in the end, the Cincinnati Reds had too good an offer for the Gators junior shortstop to turn down.

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