Gator News and World Report (8/30/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, August 30, 2006. It's all on the line; Hangin' with...BRITTNI GOODWIN; Coaches cut radio time to avoid burnout; Freshman LB Jones redshirts with broken foot; Freshmen get the message; Golden Eagles stand tough; Florida's linebacker corps dealt a blow; Rissler has task of replacing Degory and more...

Florida Gator Football

It's all on the line
t's not that I'm trying to put any pressure on them. It's hard enough to fend off 6-foot-3, 280-pound defenders who have quarterback-breath and wingspans like pterodactyls without any added pressure. But it's there.

From Prospect to player
Tim Tebow has prepared his whole life to be a Gator. Saturday night, he fulfills that dream.

Coaches cut radio time to avoid burnout
In an effort to reduce the demands on its two coaches with the highest profiles, the roles on call-in radio shows for Urban Meyer and Billy Donovan have been drastically reduced by the University Athletic Association.

Freshman LB Jones redshirts with broken foot
True freshman A.J. Jones, who was expected to play a role as Brian Crum's backup at outside linebacker, broke a bone in his foot in Monday's practice and will now redshirt this season.

Coaches will look for 'look'
Dan Mullen's plan is to get backup quarterback Tim Tebow some playing time in seventh-ranked Florida's season opener against Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

Golden Eagles stand tough
Southern Miss coach Jeff Bower couldn't believe the forecast he heard - another football season, another hurricane.

Florida's linebacker corps dealt a blow
Florida's linebacker depth suffered a major blow on Monday when freshman A.J. Jones suffered a broken foot.

Rissler has task of replacing Degory
Through two coaching changes, various injuries of other players, a change in blocking scheme and years of frustration, one thing was constant for the Florida football program: center Mike Degory of Palm Bay.

Gators linebacking corps lacks depth
The Gators are one breakout performance away from having what could be the best linebacking corps in the country

Latsko, Casey lead way for unique 'P' position
Dallas Baker. Andre Caldwell. Jemalle Cornelius. Billy Latsko. That is a possible box score rundown of UF's top receivers following the Gators' opener against Southern Miss.

Southern Miss-Florida Preview
Quarterback Chris Leak and Florida got familiar with Urban Meyer's spread-option offense in the first year of the coach's regime.

Anniversaries Not All Celebratory For Hilliard
On Saturday, Bucs wide receiver Ike Hilliard will be in Gainesville to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Gators' national championship.

Florida Gator Soccer

Hangin' with...BRITTNI GOODWIN
very week The Sun conducts a question-and-answer session with a UF athlete.

Florida Gator Basketball

Freshmen get the message
hen freshman Florida basketball player Brandon Powell wakes up in the morning, a text message usually awaits on his cell phone.

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