OFFENSE: Chris Leak-QB, DeShawn Wynn-RB, Dallas Baker-WR, Jemalle Cornelius-WR, Billy Latsko-HB, Steve Rissler-C, Chris Hetland-K
DEFENSE: Ray McDonald-DE, Marcus Thomas-DT, Steven Harris-DT, Joe Cohen-DT, Brian Crum-SLB, Earl Everett-WLB, Reggie Lewis-CB, Tremaine McCollum-CB, Eric Wilbur-P
Offensive Line/Defensive Back

These two units are stacked with seniors who know Meyers’ system(s) and will make other areas better due to their impact.

Defensive Tackle/Linebacker

Brandon Siler can’t help the new DTs and drop back in the middle, so some new bodies have to hold their own quickly for the Gator defense to again finish in the top ten for total effort.

WR Andre Caldwell
DB Reggie Nelson

* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2007 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB Tim Tebow-So ..
RB Kestahn Moore-Jr ..
WR Louis Murphy-Jr Riley Cooper-So
WR Andre Caldwell-Sr ..
WR Percy Harvin-So Jarred Fayson-So
TE Tate Casey-Sr Cornelius Ingram-Jr
OT Phil Trautwein-Sr ..
OG Jim Tartt-Jr ..
C .. ..
OG Drew Miller-Sr ..
OT Carlton Medder-Sr ..
K .. ..
DE Derrick Harvey-Jr ..
DT Javier Estopinan-Jr ..
DT .. ..
DE Jarvis Moss-Sr ..
SLB .. ..
MLB Brandon Siler-Sr ..
WLB Dustin Doe-So ..
CB .. ..
CB Ryan Smith-Sr ..
SS Tony Joiner-Sr ..
FS Reggie Nelson-Sr ..
P .. ..

Two years at Bowling Green produced the all-time highest scoring MAC offense and a 5-0 mark against BCS teams. Two years at Utah resulted in a 12-0 record (2004), the first Ute coach ever to be named National Coach of the Year, a Heisman finalist and top draft pick in Alex Smith, and the first mid-major to make (and win in) the BCS. Two years at Florida have produced the school’s first bowl victory since 2001, two consecutive years of beating UF’s biggest rivals - Tennessee, Georgia and FSU, as well as a shot at the national title. Urban Meyer just keeps making his teams better and better, which should have Gator fans rabid for what he will achieve in ’07. And the excitement over dual-threat QB Tim Tebow means that Meyer finally has his own hand-picked field general to run this complicated offense. Many would think that losing the school’s all-time leading passer (Chris Leak) means a step back. But Tebow saw plenty of action in ’06, enough so that the offense can most likely pick up and improve under Meyers’ spread approach. Tebow’s proven set of wheels will open up the passing potential. All the sophomore has to do is establish himself as capable of hurling the rock for Florida’s offense to finally reach its potential. WRs Andre Caldwell, Jarred Fason and SEC Freshman of the Year Percy Harvin continue a great tradition of top Gator snarlers, so departures here should not slow the team down one bit. The OL is stacked with seniors, though most are over 300lbs and will need more mobility for ball movement to be achieved in the spread. The defense has more to replace, especially the inside of the line if they want to again finish in the top ten for run stopping (6th). Brandon Siler can help from his MLB slot, but the revampings at the other linebacker positions will need time to gel. UF is loaded with newbies to replenish these marginal areas, so it is just a matter of time before the “Gator Swagger” returns and this front seven is feared. The secondary is also laden with seniors. Look for Reggie Nelson to dot some preseason All-American lists, though fellow-safety Tony Joiner and CB Ryan Smith had better number in ’06 due to opposing QBs throwing away from wherever Nelson seemed to be. Pick your poison with these three, who combined for 16 regular season INTs. The only true weakness on the team is found in the kicking game. Chris Hetland departs after a 4-for-13 performance in which his longest field goal was 33 yards. The change – with whoever wins the spot – will likely mean improvements here. This will make the first time Meyer is head coach of the same team for a third year. All indications, and the carryover from the Gators’ first title game since 1996, point to Florida as modest favorites to win their division half and finally start to again dominate like they did under Spurrier.



9-1 UCF
9-8 Troy
9-15 Tennessee
9-22 @ Mississippi
9-29 Auburn
10-6 @ Louisiana State
10-20 @ Kentucky
10-27 Georgia @Jacksonville, FL
11-3 Vanderbilt
11-10 @ South Carolina
11-17 Florida Atlantic
11-27 Florida State