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Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer indirectly threatens reporters on first day of practice

GAINESVILLE -- Here's a link to my story in today's paper about the start of fall practice for the University of Florida football team. LINK! Basically, everyone is buzzing about the Gators' willingness to talk about the goal of an undefeated season. Well, on Thursday afternoon, UF coach Urban Meyer wasn't too happy about his players' candid and forthright answers to questions about 14-0.

"Of course I don't want that kind of talk," Meyer said. "Our goal is to go to Atlanta. That's it. I read some of that, too. We gotta move on. I look forward to the when [the players] are off limits. That may be sooner than you think. We just have to take care of our business and practice hard. That's what counts. Not what people say. Not what reporters say. Not what kids say. Kids need to focus on the next practice."

Reporters, you are warned. Stop asking good questions or else. Ask about the next practice.

So UF wants to go undefeated. What team doesn't? No big deal. Let's move on.

-jo-

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