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FOOTBALL: USC's Strength Is Florida's Promise

The Florida Gators and Chris Leak find themselves in a place similar to where the USC Trojans and Matt Leinart found themselves at the beginning of the 2003 season.

Going into 2003, Leinart was good enough to be tabbed the successor to Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Carson Palmer. Yet, at the same time, there were legitimate doubts about the signal caller's ability to stand up to the pressure and actually deliver the goods on gameday. With Norm Chow, however, Leinart had good coaching that enabled him to grow into a first-rate passer and leader whose mix... Recommended Stories

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