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Coaches need more time with recruits; Meyer needs team to grow up fast; Teams targeting younger recruits; Meyer is always tinkering with the Gator offense; Fayson may be Gators best running threat; Grossman Bears heavy load and more….

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Of the 27 players the Florida Gators officially signed on national recruiting day in February, nine had already enrolled in the school, including four of the former Lakeland High School players.

More Time Needed With Recruits

Florida coach Urban Meyer said senior safety Tony Joiner (Haines City) has grown up before his eyes.

Joiner Has Grown Up

Urban Meyer said Southwest Florida is becoming a lot like the Tampa area in terms of recruiting, where he and his assistants are tracking top players earlier and earlier.

FSWA College Coaches Media Days

I was asked a few times why I thought – and some of the other media guys – Florida would win the SEC East this year.

I’m glad you guys are reading and asking questions. As long as you do that, I’ll continue to write more blogs and give answers.

So why did I pick the Gators?

Why The Gators

Brags for 2007: Versatile quarterback Tim Tebow is the man. The Gators lost 17 starters from the 2006 team, but previous coach Ron Zook and third-year coach Urban Meyer have recruited extremely well. Meyer’s complicated, spread offense should become more consistent under Tebow.

SEC Preview Capsules

Urban Meyer will stare down the challenge of defending a national championship this season. Naturally, the University of Florida head football coach turned to his friend and fellow Florida head coach Billy Donovan for guidance.

Meyer Needs Team To Grow Up Fast

The Denver Broncos signed defensive end Jarvis Moss, their No. 1 draft pick, on Saturday.

Broncos Sign Top Pick DE Moss


With more high school football stars orally committing to college programs before even playing a down in their senior season, University of Miami coach Randy Shannon said Saturday he would favor the advent of an early signing period. ‘’It’s not healthy for college football,’’ Shannon said during Saturday’s annual Florida Sports Writers Association college football media days. “It’s their word; it’s not a contract.

UM’s Shannon Favors Early Signing Period (Urban Does Not)

So you want to be a Miami Hurricane? Better sign up now because space is filling up quickly.

Schools Targeting Younger Recruits

Ohio State folks might shudder at the notion. But Urban Meyer believes there are new and exciting ways to be found to befuddle opposing defenses. That’s why the head coach of the defending national champion Florida Gators keeps a notepad next to his bed for those moments when the element of surprise can make a difference.

Mastermind: Gator Coach Urban Meyer Is Always Tinkering With The Gator Offense

University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer has a few reasons for concern as he begins his third season in Gainesville.

Meyer: Experience Lacking For Young Speedy Gators

TAMPA – Florida coach Urban Meyer raved about the improvement of sophomore Jarred Fayson, enough to hint that the 6-foot receiver/running back may enter this season as Florida’s leading rushing threat.

Meyer Believe Fayson May Be Gators Best Running Threat

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Rex Grossman has plenty of reasons to be a better quarterback this season. He’ll need to improve to get the Chicago Bears back to the playoffs, he can perhaps shut up his critics and he’s in the final year of a contract.

Grossman Bears Heavy Load