Gator News and World Report (8/7/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, August 7, 2006. Fresh plans; Meyer Wants History To Repeat Itself; Harris Returns To Gators - For Now; Meyer uses history to motivate; UF Will Win, but Irish Won't; Pressure bears down on Meyer this season and more....

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Fresh plans
Urban Meyer says he'll judge his latest recruiting class in four years - by the number of rings on their fingers.

Meyer has goals for freshmen
Coach Urban Meyer is taking a page out of the Miami Heat's playbook to motivate his players this year.

Meyer Wants History To Repeat Itself
As sweat generated by his first college football practice beaded on his face Sunday afternoon, University of Florida freshman receiver/quarterback Jarred Fayson marveled at the sheer volume of football he must learn between now and the Gators' season opener on Sept. 2.

Harris Returns To Gators - For Now
Florida DT Steven Harris practiced with the Gators' veterans late Sunday night, and coach Urban Meyer said the previously suspended senior should be back on the team for good, provided he takes care of some academic issues.

Meyer uses history to motivate
UF coach Urban Meyer said his highly regarded freshman class has a long way to go before matching the accomplishments of the Gators' 1992-93 group.

UF freshmen make '92 a role model
For the past month, Florida freshman wide receiver Jarred Fayson has been reminded of what's ahead. History or hype?

UF Will Win, but Irish Won't
The beginning of fall practice is the most exciting time of the year in college football for coaches, players (except for two-a-day practices), boosters and fans.

Pressure bears down on Meyer this season
Urban Meyer knew the urban landscape of Florida football when he succeeded Ron Zook in 2005. Outback Bowls weren't going to cut it.

Florida freshmen poised to step up
Percy Harvin had been in town just a few hours when he found himself standing on the University of Florida practice field, 40 yards away from a stopwatch.

Harris is back ... kind of
Defensive tackle Steven Harris practiced with Florida's non-freshmen Sunday night, his first appearance in uniform since the Outback Bowl.

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