Head Coach: Ron Zook (Career Rec: 16-10-0)
Offensive Coordinator: Larry Fedora
Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Strong
2003 Record: 8-5 overall (6-2 SEC)
2003 NCAA STATS RANKINGS
Total Offense: 46th (391.4)
Rushing Offense: 66th (146.0)
Passing Offense: 36th (245.4)
Scoring Offense: 34th (30.0)
Total Defense:51st (367.5)
Rushing Defense: 65th (158.5)
Pass Defense: 44th (208.9)
Scoring Defense: 28th (20.8)
TEAM QUESTION MARKS
Linebacker, defensive secondary, running back.
Sept. 18, at Tennessee. This has been a key SEC East matchup for the past few years.
HEAD COACH'S COMMENTS
"We're excited about both our guys. Faison has proven he can carry the load, Wynne chance be excellent back as well. Days of one back are fading a little bit. Those guys are close, they locker beside each other, walk in together and out together. Both know have opportunity to be big-time players at Florida. You want them to want to be on the field, but they understand for us to be best team we can be important that everybody does their job."
"Chris Leak is about one thing, about the team. In today's society everything is Me or I, how do you get your team to believe in team concept. That's one of things we constantly stress. For us to reach potential this FB team has, imperative we act like a team. Want everybody be on the same page. More they can do for the team, better chances they have of reaching their own goals. Chris is a perfect example of a young man who cares about winning, about being best he can be. Never came in and talked a lot. Came here year ago and earned respect of our coaches, players and fans. When he talks, they listen."
2004 SCHEDULE AND GAME PREDICTIONS
Sept. 4 MIDDLE TENNESSEE, W 35-7
Sept. 11 EASTERN MICHIGAN, W 70-3
Sept. 18 at Tennessee, W 21-20
Sept. 25 KENTUCKY, W 35-20
Oct. 2 ARKANSAS, W 33-13
Oct. 9 LSU, W 21-17
Oct. 23 at Mississippi State, W 28-20
Oct. 30 vs. Georgia, L 20-17
Nov. 6 at Vanderbilt, W 31-28
Nov. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA, W 21-16
Nov. 20 at Florida State, L 37-30
VandyMania's 2003 Florida prediction: 9-2, (7-1 SEC)