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DAY 3: New NCAA Rule Works In Gators' Favor

Ryan Smith at today's practice / TIM CASEY

When he first heard about the new NCAA rule that allows a player that has graduated with football eligibility remaining to transfer without having to sit out, Urban Meyer was vocal in his opposition. Now that Ryan Smith has taken advantage of the rule and transferred in from Utah, Meyer still doesn't like it but he's happy it works in his favor this year.

Smith, who was a starter at Utah for Coach Urban Meyer's 12-0 Fiesta Bowl championship team in 2004, got in his first practice at the University of Florida Tuesday evening and his presence adds a cornerback with starting experience at a position that is thin in both numbers and experience. The 5-10, 165-pound Smith graduated from Utah a few days ago with a bachelor's degree in sociology. He's now... Recommended Stories