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Degory says toughness and leadership is new theme

Toughness and leadership continue to be the overriding summer theme for the Florida football program under first year Coach Urban Meyer. Just ask All-Southeastern Conference center Mike Degory. The Palm Bay native is an strong advocate in what is being labeled, The Meyer Principal.

"Coach Mick (Marotti) and his staff have brought a toughness aspect to it (Florida's summer conditioning program)," Degory said. "We also cover speed, strength, agility, and other things, but relative to all of that is toughness. Everything we do has a toughness aspect to it. Hopefully, it will pay off this year. It's Coach Meyer's idea and the strength staffs' idea to bring a little toughness to...

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