Gator News And World Report (8/29/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, August 29, 2005. Wise's eyes are on biggest prize; Cowboys stand firm on d-line; UF kicking still work in progress; Florida line has plenty to prove and more...

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Cowboys stand firm on d-line
With the 2005 season fast upon them, the Wyoming Cowboys are looking to show what they've got against some of the big boys of college football.

Gators looking to add LB depth
One of Urban Meyer's first tasks upon being hired as Florida's football coach last December was evaluating the talent on the roster.

UF kicking still work in progress
GAINESVILLE -- In Georgia's summer heat, Donna Hetland runs the video camera. Her husband, Randy, swings his head from the ground to the goalposts and back again.

What's truly offensive? The NCAA rules
The National Collegiate Athletic Association did not go far enough when it banned member colleges from displaying team mascots, nicknames and images that depict Native Americans unfavorably (or favorably) at post-season games. Although my ancestors came from continental Europe, I am appalled by the insensitivity to Irish Americans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot.

Former QB expects rough return for Spurrier
Florida coach Urban Meyer left practice a half-hour early on Saturday so he could attend the Fort Worth, Texas, funeral of Thomas Herrion, a former player at Utah who collapsed and later died after an NFL exhibition game last weekend for San Francisco.

Florida line has plenty to prove
Twenty-two. It's the number Florida's defensive linemen started hearing almost the day Urban Meyer arrived on campus as the new head coach.

SEC's opening week has potential for drama
Two-a-day practices are over and teams are ready to hit somebody wearing different colored uniforms. The start of the college football season is at hand and the first week of the SEC season looks a little more appealing than usual thanks to four games.

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Wise's eyes are on biggest prize
Mary Wise has made one necessary, but not-so-pleasant realization since Florida lost to Southern Cal in the 2003 national championship match:

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