From Wednesday, August 7th to Saturday August 17th practices will be open to
the media and the general public. There will be no sitting at practice by the
fans or the media. The only video cameras permitted at practice will be from
news organizations that receive credentials to cover Gator football games.
Player and assistant coach interviews will be conducted after the morning
practice session and Coach Zook will conduct his interview session after the
Starting Monday August 19th practices will be closed to the media and the general public. Practices will be open for the final 30 minutes to media outlets that cover Gator games and practices on a regular basis. A member of the SID office will assist the coaching staff in identifying the media. Player and assistant coach interviews will be conducted after the morning practice session and Coach Zook will conduct his interview session in the evening session.
Wed. August 7 6:00-7:15 a.m. and 6:30-7:45 p.m. (Freshmen) Practice Field
Fri. August 9 6:00-7:15 a.m. and 3:15-4:30 p.m. (Freshmen) Practice Field
Mon. August 12-16 8:00-10:15 a.m. and 6:30-8:45 p.m. (entire squad) Practice Field
Sat. August 17 4:00-6:00 p.m. Scrimmage Stadium
Mon. August 19-23 8:00-10:15 a.m. and 6:30-8:45 p.m. (entire squad) Practice Field
Sat. August 24 2:30-4:30 p.m. Practice Field
Starting game week (August 26th), Coach Ron Zook will meet with all interested media at the conclusion of each practice. Players are available for interviews after practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday during game weeks. Quarterbacks are available on Monday and Tuesday. No advance notice is required. SID personnel will assist you with this process if requested.
TV B-Roll and still photos are permitted on the practice field on Mondays and Tuesdays from the start of specialty period to the end of the first work period after calisthenics (generally 15 minutes).
Photographers will be allowed to film from the sideline nearest the practice field entrance. They will not be allowed on the playing field or between them for safety reasons.
If you wish to interview a player on the telephone please contact the SID office a day in advance. These calls will usually be returned after practice on Mondays and Tuesdays. A teleconference call with 2-3 players will be conducted on Wednesdays of gameweeks if there is enough expressed interest. Please contact the SID office by Tuesdays at 2:00 PM if you are interested.
The locker room, training room, weight room and equipment room are all private team areas.
WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCES
Coach Zook's weekly press luncheons will begin Tuesday, August 27th . Coach Zook will address all media representatives in the South Endzone Meeting Room at 12:30 PM. Lunch will follow in the Gator Room. Television and Radio interviews with players will be conducted on Florida Field and print interviews will take place in the SEZ meeting room prior to these luncheons, starting at 11:00 AM. Media interviews with Players will be held from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM according to their class schedules. There will be no press luncheon on the off-week Tuesday (October 22 and November 19)
COACH ZOOK'S CONFERENCE CALLS
Coach Zook's weekly Sunday conference calls will begin on September 1 at 2:00 PM. To call and participate call (719) 457-2618. These will be held each week except the Sunday prior to the open date (October 20 and November 17).
Coach Zook will participate in the Southeastern Conference weekly teleconference every Wednesday at 11:21 a.m. ET starting August 28th and ending November 27th. To call and participate: 706.645.9713.