GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Tenth-ranked Florida is doing
everything it can to prepare for its first road trip of the season.
The Gators are blarring "Rocky Top" through oversized speakers
in practice and pumping in deafening crowd noise. Quarterback John
Brantley is working on hand signals to and from the sideline.
Center Mike Pouncey is focusing on silent cadence.
Still, coach Urban Meyer is concerned. He has a quarterback
making his first road start, several others who have never played
in front of 100,000-plus fans and four new assistants who aren't
sure what to expect in the Southeastern Conference.
Throw in the fact that eight of Meyer's 10 losses at Florida
have come away from The Swamp, and the coach might have reason to
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