Gator News and World Report (7/28/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, July 28, 2006. This is day two of our extensive SEC Media Days coverage. In addition to links to Gator articles GNAWR will also link articles about other SEC teams originating from Hoover.

Florida Gator Football

Gators' Opener Might Be Moved To Earlier Time
The kickoff time for Florida's season opener against Southern Mississippi on Sept. 2 might move from 6 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SEC schools question backs
John Parker Wilson's statistics say he can play quarterback at Alabama. Wilson's head coach says his character and attitude provide even more evidence.

Garnet and black magic
In Steve Spurrier's first year as head coach at South Carolina, school officials got the strangest of requests.

SEC Media Days

Fulmer trying to repair damage after 5-6 season
Phil Fulmer stood at the podium Thursday morning and did something he hasn't had to do in his previous 14 years as Tennessee's coach: defend a poor season.

Ole Miss

Ole Miss star shows courage after tragedy
There was only a slight welling of the eyes as he talked behind a table. Maybe he's all cried out.

South Carolina

Spurrier thinks long term
Steve Spurrier plans on walking into the banquet room, sliding behind the podium and answering questions at the Southeastern Conference's annual football media days.

Spurrier's Swagger Returns To Vintage Form With Gamecocks
After several minutes staring into a camera lens and answering questions from an unseen ESPNEWS anchor early Thursday afternoon, Steve Spurrier pulled the plastic speaker from his ear and handed it back to its owner.

Spurrier pokes little fun at UF
Steve Spurrier paused for effect, but his message was clear. The Ol' Ball Coach seems to have a new target: The Florida Gators.

Ol' ball coach remains SEC crowd
Steve Spurrier's transition from the brash predictor of Florida championships into the elder statesman from South Carolina isn't all that weird if you think about it.

Gamecocks on Spurrier track
Steve Spurrier was always the most popular speaker at SEC Media Days during his amazing 12-year run with the Florida Gators.

Spurrier in full comedy mode
Steve Spurrier settles into the seat behind a dozen microphones. He adjusts his striped yellow tie, his light brown suit coat and flashes the "I'm-the-man" smile that's helped make him a Southeastern Conference legend.

A superior feeling at South Carolina
Steve Spurrier, who still likes to tease, has something to strut about this season: He has an improving South Carolina poised for a banner year

Tennessee Volunteers

Vols enter season without usual swagger
Tennessee defensive tackle Justin Harrell could not bring himself to take a bite out of the Florida Gators.

Florida Gator Basketball

Once again, Donovan entrusts ring to Ford
Ryan Ford was the best man at Billy Donovan's wedding, so he already had taken care of the most important ring in the Florida basketball coach's life

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