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Thursday August 11, 2011 GatorLinks: Leonard's injury, Muschamp's bond building, Crowder's retirement, Billy D's Age

The Gators suffered their first major injury of fall camp when tight end A.C. Leonard went down with torn meniscus in his left knee during a non-contact drill at Saturday’s practice.

Leonard underwent successful surgery on Wednesday and is out indefinitely.

For a look at coverage of Leonard and other UF sports news, here are some current links about the Gators:

--A notebook touching on Leonard’s injury and other topics from Florida Today.

--The Gators are only a handful of practices into camp, but first-year coach Will Muschamp sounds pleased at the progress thus far in this notebook from the Gainesville Sun.

Gators at practice on Monday

--The St. Petersburg Times takes a look at Will Muschamp trying to build a better bond between the Gators in his first season.

--In case you missed this from a few days ago, the Independent Florida Alligator caught up with Gators soccer coach Becky Burleigh about the start of practice.

--Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi catches up with former Gators cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who is now playing at North Alabama for Terry Bowden.

--Yahoo! Sports adds former Gators linebacker to the list of NFL players who retired too soon. Click here to read more.

--Here is another take on Crowder’s retirement from CBSSports.com columnist Ray Ratto.

--ESPN columnist Rick Reilly weighs in on Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton and the Broncos’ quarterback battle.

--Defensive back Marcus Roberson is a freshman quickly gaining the respect of his teammates writes the Orlando Sentinel.

--Here is an interesting look from Basketball Prospectus at the age of Division I men’s basketball coaches over the years, touching on Billy Donovan and Brad Stevens prominently.

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