Football News, Notes and Depth Charts
Ron Zook at practice last season
Ron Zook at practice last season

Posted Mar 11, 2003


UPDATED WITH PRACTICE SCHEDULE. Here are some new Florida football news, notes, injury report and three-deep chart going into Spring practice that starts next week.

Pre-Spring Depth Chart
[Position, Players - in order from first team to third team]

Offense

QB: Ingle Martin, Gavin Dickey or Patrick Dosh
RB: Ran Carthon, Willie Green, Ciatrick Fason
WR: Carlos Perez, Vernell Brown, Jemalle Cornelius
WR: Kelvin Kight, Dallas Baker, Kenneth Tookes
WR: O.J. Small, Terrence Holmes, Reggie Lewis
TE: Ben Troupe, David Kenner, Darrell Carpenter
LT: Max Starks, Tavarus Washington
LG: Shannon Snell, Anthony Guerrero
C: Mike DeGory, Billy Griffin
RG: Maurice Mitchell, Ryan Carter
RT: Randy Hand, Lance Butler

Defense

DE: Darrell Lee, Steven Harris
DT: Sylvester McGrew, Eric Holcombe
DT: Kenny Parker, Rod Dowdy, Todd Bounce
DE: Bobby McCray, Ray MacDonald, McKenzie Pierre
SLB: Brian Crum, Dwright Jackson, Matt Farrior
MLB: Taurean Charles, Reid Fleming, Travis Harris
WLB: Todd McCollough, Channing Crowder
CB: DeShawn Carter, Johnny Lamarr, Matt Jackson, Jermaine McCollum
CB: Keiwan Ratliff, Nick Brooks, Tremaine McCollum
SS: Guss Scott, Corey Bailey, Larry Kendrick
FS: Daryl Dixon, Jarvis Herring

News, Notes and Injury Updates

Ingle Martin will be given every chance to win the starting QB job

Coach Zook thinks this team has more athleticism and he feels better about how he and his staff knows what these players can and can not do.

Eric Holcombe came into the off-ssason works in December in poor shape but has worked very hard since he arrived to get in much better condition as spring practice is almost here.

Todd Bounce will start out at defensive tackle and they could move him around a lot to find the best place for him.

The front seven on defense will play a lot of number and bodies and this should make up for the lack of experience.

In my opinion, guys like Larry Kendrick, Matt Jackson, Matt Farrior and others that have changed positions are in difficult situations and the younger guys could pass them up on the depth chart.

Keiwan Ratliff will work a lot at wide receiver to learn more of the offense but he is still the starting CB.

The Gators will work a lot on special teams this spring, extensively on the X’s and Os, protection and getting after it.

Injury Report:
Jonathan Colon (back) and Casey Griffith (shoulder) will both miss spring practice. Matt Farrior (shoulder), Carlos Perez (knee), and Kenny Parker (back) are all cleared to participate in spring practice but they will be monitored very closely and could be held out of certain drills. Also, David Kenner had hernia surgery before he arrived in December and the Florida coaches will monitor him closely as well.

Practice Schedule

All practices will be open to the public.

Tuesday, March 18

4:30-6:45 p.m. Practice

Thursday, March 20

4:30-6:45 p.m. Practice

Friday, March 21

4:30-6:45 p.m. Practice

Saturday, March 22

9 a.m. – Noon Practice

Monday, March 24

3:30-5:45 p.m. Practice

Tuesday, March 25

4:30-6:45 p.m. Practice

Thursday, March 27

4:30-6:45 p.m. Practice

Saturday, March 29

9 a.m.- Noon Practice

Tuesday, April 1

4:30-6:45 p.m. Practice

Thursday, April 3

4:30-6:45 p.m. Practice

Saturday, April 5

9a.m.- Noon Practice

Monday, April 7

3:30-5:45 p.m. Practice

Tuesday, April 8

4:30-6:45 p.m. Practice

Friday, April 11

TBD Practice

Saturday, April 12

1 p.m. Orange and Blue Game

Schedule from UF Sports Info. Department and is subject to change.



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