Practice reports are sometimes a mixed bag and Monday was no exception as Urban Meyer tries to spur on his second unit to push harder and make a move before the season starts. The Florida Gators are a veteran team and the older guys seem poised to make noise again in defending their national championship. The first serious injury to a player in the two-deep was also reported.
August 24, 2009
Don't let Urban Meyer's words over the summer about his group of safeties get lost in the shuffle this preseason. As the Gators set to repeat as national champions, the safety position couldn't be in better hands. However, whose hands they will be in isn't set yet as Meyer said he has four starters at safety. Chuck Heater coaches them up and likes the idea of the competition.
August 6, 2009
One common theme for the Florida defense in the off-season is that the entire two-deep is back from a national championship and a defense that finished ranked No. 8 in the country despite a very good schedule. One almost forgotten element of this defense that was on display is that Dorian Munroe is a starer that is returning, that didn't play a down in 2008.
April 22, 2009
The announcement that Gator safety Dorian Munroe is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament is a major blow to the 2008 Gator football team. Munroe is not only a starter at safety; he is a player at the thinnest position on the football team.
July 12, 2008
If you talk with most Gator fans about the safety position the first names out of their mouth are likely to be either Will Hill or Dee Finley. The stars of this year's recruiting class are viewed by many as the future of the safety positions at Florida.
March 28, 2008
Recently I wrote a column about the guys I thought would have "breakout" type seasons in 2006. On that list is safety Dorian Munroe and after two days in shorts I am even more convinced the redshirt freshman safety from Miami will be a force for the Gators this fall. Munroe has average size at 6' 203, but he has way above average change of direction, which is a key for a defensive back.
August 8, 2006
Miami Coral Reef Senior High safety Dorian Munroe made plenty of big plays that drew ooooh's and aaaah's from the crowd throughout his 6-A career in South Florida, but on National Signing Day, the only sound heard was that of the Gator fans cheer's as UF landed the standout defensive back.
February 7, 2005