Gator News and World Report (8/5/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturday, August 5, 2006. Gator blitz; Coaches start UF at No. 8; Meyer feels the need for speed; SEC East Preview - Florida Gators; Four Tiny Tidbits On: The Southeastern Conference and more...

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Gator blitz
Florida's long offseason officially gives way to the preseason with the start of practice Sunday afternoon at the practice field.

Coaches start UF at No. 8
Florida found itself eighth, second among SEC schools and first among those in state in the USA Today college football preseason coaches poll released Friday.

Meyer feels the need for speed
The meeting took place 18 months ago, and the message delighted Florida track and field Coach Mike Holloway.

Polls: No say, a lot of interest
College football polls. The first one was released Friday. USA Today's poll of 63 college football coaches ranks Ohio State first, Texas second and Notre Dame and Southern California tied for third. Florida is eighth, Florida State 10th and Miami 11th

SEC East Preview - Florida Gators
Team: Florida Gators * Jake's Rating: Offense (25) Defense (26) Total (51) Projected Conference Finish: 1st

Four Tiny Tidbits On: The Southeastern Conference
We must confess that we can't wait each year for the crunch of shoulder pads; for cleats churning up chunks of turf, and red-faced coaches screaming from the sidelines. But enough about lacrosse. College football season is upon us, and to celebrate, we're going to get back into tiny tidbit mode and present four things you didn't know about each major conference. If you have a little-known fact about your team or conference, strap it to a freshman, point him in our direction and whack him on the ass. Or, mail to tips@deadspin.com. Today: The SEC

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