2007 Media Days: Legge's Look at Florida

BIRMINGHAM – Here's a look at the day Florida Head Coach Urban Meyer and the Gators had at the SEC's annual Media Day event. Florida finished first in the SEC and won the BCS National Title Game last season.

Last season: 13-1
Last game vs. Georgia: 21-14 win
Series Record: Georgia leads 46-37-2
Most memorable Georgia win: 1980 – Buck Belue to Lindsey Scott; enough said.
Most painful Georgia loss: 2002 – Georgia loses to Florida; it was the Dawgs' only blemish of the season. Georgia would likely have played for the national title against Miami instead of Ohio State.
Starters returning: 8

Best player: Percy Harvin
Biggest Weakness: Replacing nearly everyone on defense will not be fun.
2007's big question: How good is Tim Tebow?

Inside the numbers vs. Georgia (as seen in the 2007 Dawg Post Season Preview):
20
Georgia's real problem against Florida has been offensive production. Since Mark Richt arrived in Athens, his Georgia teams have scored 14, 7, 13, 31, 10 and 14 points against Florida. The only time Georgia scored over 20 points they won. Florida, too, has struggled to score in the series, scoring over 20 points only half the time they have faced a Mark Richt-led Georgia team.

SEC Media Day's quotes to note:

"Everybody wants it, and he has that it. He is ready to play quarterback at Florida because he's had two spring practices with us." – Florida Head Coach Urban Meyer on quarterback Tim Tebow

"If we find leaders we will be really good. A lot of our guys played in the national title game, but they were on the sidelines with baseball hats on their heads." – Meyer on the youth of his team.

"You take away that senior class and you are there. Unfortunately I have seen some things show up that don't correlate to a tough football team. I see it changing, but we are not there right now." – Meyer expressing some doubt about his team and their youth

Legge's projected SEC finish: 3rd SEC East
Legge's 2006 projected SEC finish: 1st SEC East
Actual SEC finish: SEC Champions


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