Mullen a head coach soon?

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With the Florida offense piling up yards and points, sophomore quarterback Tim Tebow is starting to emerge as a possible Heisman candidate across the nation. Here's something else to speculate on: when does offensive coordinator Dan Mullen's name...

Sleep well, Urban

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Florida coach Urban Meyer said he was so worried about his young defense going into the Tennessee game that he needed to take an Ambien to get to sleep Friday night. The reality, though, is that Meyer went to...

UF vs. UT prediction time

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Predicting a wild shootout in The Swamp makes perfect sense. Florida is young and struggling on defense and Tennessee is also having problems slowing teams down, while both offenses have been rolling. I can't remember the last time...

Life without Bubba

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Andre Caldwell's sprained knee comes at such a bad time. Not only was he starting to emerge as one of the nation's elite wide receivers, but Tennessee is in The Swamp on Saturday and this was going to be...

Blame the offense

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Florida's defense going to be under the microscope this week after gettingshredded in the second half of Saturday night's 59-31 romp over Troy. ButUrban Meyer was quick to come to the defense of his defense on his Sundayteleconference with...

Game 2 predictions

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Despite some problems on defense a week ago, the Gators are a heavy favorite against Troy and should win going away this week. But of course, there will be some nervous moments, especially in the first half. This Troy...

What's up with the 'D'?

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Florida made its national championship run last season on the strength of its defense. It's already apparent that the Gators will have to win with offense this season.The defense has some troubling holes. Perhaps the biggest is right in...

Andreu's Answers

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Welcome to the first edition of Andreu's Answers. Before every game this season, we're going to come up with five key questions and then provide the answers following some reflection after the game. Without further adieu, let's do it: Can Tebow...

Prediction time

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In what will be a weekly deal, I'll offer some predictions heading into every game, including the final score. So, let's get it started. Tebow time: Quarterback Tim Tebow is making his much-anticipated debut at...

Resistance disappears

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Urban Meyer brought a lot of new things with him to Florida in 2005, including some buzz words and phrases that now are a big part of the UF football language. Words like "resistance". Phases like...

What is Moody's impact?

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I have to admit I was a little surprised over the weekend when word started leaking out that Southern Cal tailback Emmanuel Moody was about to enroll in classes at Florida. After talking with Moody during his visit...

Playmakers everywhere

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After Andre Caldwell broke his leg in the third game of season in 2005, the Gators were left with so few playmakers that Urban Meyer's spread offense was rendered ineffective in his first year at Florida. ...

Some pleasant surprises

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Now that preseason camp is officially coming to a close with the start of classes on Thursday, we offer up these camp surprises: Jason Watkins -- He's gone from a designated blocker at tight end to the starting...

Gators show strength

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Now that two-a-days are over (they officially ended with Monday's afternoon practice), it's time to name our MVP of the preseason camp. No, it's not Tim Tebow. Not Percy Harvin or Tony Joiner, either. It's Mickey Marotti,...

Prediction time

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Florida coach Urban Meyer will wait until next week to make some key personnel decisions. We don't have to wait, so we're going to go ahead and offer up a few predictions. The battle for No. 2 at...

Break 'em down, build 'em up

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I'm starting to get the feeling that Urban Meyer really, really likes this team. Yes, the Gators have been somewhat sporadic in practice, something young teams tend to be, especially in August. Yes, Meyer made comments earlier...

Come back, Tony

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Boy, that Tony Joiner sure can run. We're not exactly sure how fast he is because we didn't have a stopwatch on him when he was running away from Sun staff writer Brandon Zimmerman after Wednesday's afternoon practice.But he...

Attack of the woo-woos

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Wide receiver Percy Harvin isn't injured. He has a woo-woo. What's a woo-woo? Let wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales explain. "An injury is a blown knee or a broken leg, where you can't run," Gonzales...

Almost USF Bulls

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Much has been written about tight end/wide receiver Cornelius Ingram's near-transfer after the 2005 season. He was talked out of leaving by family members and the former face of Florida football, cornerback Vernell Brown. What's forgotten...

Official start of camp

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One thing that seemed to strike everybody at media day on Friday was the sheer number of great athletes parading around the Touchdown Terrace at Florida Field. They were everywhere, many of them true freshmen.Clearly, Urban Meyer has raised...