Gator News and World Report (7/26/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Now showing throughout the SEC?; Bears expect Grossman to grow in system; Florida, Auburn look good; Pressure is on Gators and more.......

Florida Gator Football

Now showing throughout the SEC?
The blockbusters of the summer? We wait until the Southeastern Conference Media Days to really get into them. Imagine the scene - you're coming off the elevator into an unfamiliar hallway and there he is. Phil Fulmer! Scary, eh? The SEC Media Days run today through Friday in Birmingham, Ala

SEC players, coaches have plenty to answer
The horde is descending on Hoover, Ala. The Southeastern Conference's annual media days begin today.

Blogs A New NCAA Issue
The pleas posted to the recruiting weblog written by Jefferson High quarterback Stephen Garcia run the gamut from earnest to downright pathetic.

Florida, Auburn look good
They will all have their say, beginning today in Hoover, Ala. Georgia coach Mark Richt will insist that he still doesn't know who his starting quarterback will be for the season opener against Western Kentucky. Alabama coach Mike Shula will be temporarily blinded by the lights of at least 10 TV cameras as he ascends the escalator in the lobby of the Wynfrey Hotel. Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville will spend almost as much time this week discussing independent study courses as he will the Tigers' depth chart.

Pressure is on Gators
The story goes something like this: When current Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen several years ago walked into a restaurant to meet his future wife, she had never seen him before but immediately found the man attractive.

Florida Gator Rex Grossman

Bears expect Grossman to grow in system
Whatever Bears fans think of Steve Spurrier's failed foray into pro football, they also recognize the significant role he played in the growth of a certain quarterback.

Florida Gator Soccer

Putting the boots to summer
This summer has been a blur for Melanie Booth. She has actually had to stop and think what city she's in. The Aldershot high school grad's summer has consisted of hotel rooms, soccer fields and physiotherapists' tables.

Florida Gator Basketball

Kentucky, Florida lock horns over two basketball prospects
Southeastern Conference rivals Florida and the University of Kentucky are engaged in a recruiting battle to land two coveted 6-foot-9 power forwards from the class of 2007: Patrick Patterson of Huntington, W.Va., and J.J. Hickson of Marietta, Ga.

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