Gator News and World Report (8/14/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, August 14, 2006. UF may find depth at safety with Hornsby; Fayson has a big jersey to fill; Injuries Catch Up To Former Terriers Star; UF still seeks top tailback; Gators name Crum starter and more...

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UF may find depth at safety with Hornsby
Earlier in the week, it appeared true freshman wide receiver Jamar Hornsby, a highly decorated member of Florida's No. 2 recruiting class, was headed for a redshirt year. But with his move to safety Saturday, there's now a chance he could end up on the active roster.

Fayson has a big jersey to fill
His number is already painted on the wall before he has played one snap for the Florida Gators. Jarred Fayson is well aware of the significance of wearing No. 11.

Injuries Catch Up To Former Terriers Star
Florida freshman receivers Jarred Fayson and Percy Harvin may have looked like Supermen during their first week of practice, but they apparently are not impervious to pain.

UF still seeks top tailback
It's 20 days until the season opener against Southern Miss, and Florida still can't find a tailback. It has been 20 months since Coach Urban Meyer took over, and he still squirms when pressed to pick a starter.

Gators name Crum starter
Just a year and a half ago, coach Urban Meyer called linebacker Brian Crum a ''great guy.'' It was a sarcastic way to list Crum among a group of players who had arrived at Florida as highly touted recruits but never produced.

Siler seeks 'extra' special season
He still plays that game over and over in his mind. But no matter how many times Brandon Siler replays last year's Florida-South Carolina game, the results are still there, and they still haunt Siler.

Gators' recruit always believed
The soft, sad voice broke the news to Buddy Quarles on the phone in June. Wondy Pierre-Louis, a Haitian-born Florida Gators recruit from Naples-Lely High School, wouldn't be coming back to the United States.

SEC caught in a rush
In the mid-1990s, back when Florida and Steve Spurrier were producing some of the greatest offensive shows college football had ever seen, it wasn't unusual to see the Gators go for it on fourth down at midfield . . . and rifle a pass into the end zone for a touchdown.

Kudos to Urban Meyer for finding a new way to motivate his freshmen -- and inventing the most healthy fraternity initiation at the University of Florida.

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