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2009 Football Press Conference Clips

Gator Media Day 11/30/2009 Top
Mike Pouncey - Talks about the gameplan against Alabama's mammoth 370 pound def tackle Terrance Cody.  
Pouncey - The Gators have been working towards this game all season.  
Pouncey - He knows that Alabama will be hungry to avenge last year's loss to the Gators in the SEC title game.  
Pouncey - Terrance Cody will be hard to prepare for. Carl Johnson is the Gators left guard.  
Tim Tebow - Its more important to win the SEC title then it is to win the Heisman Trophy.  
Tebow - Touchdowns will be key in the game against Alabama.  
Tebow - His decision to come back for his senior year wouldn't have been tainted if the Gators failed to make the SEC title game.  
Tebow - The Gators and Crimson Tide are very similar.  
Ahmad Black compares last year's SEC championship game with the one coming up this week  
Black - This is an evenly matched championship game  
Black - Playing in close games this season will help them against Alabama  
Joe Haden - Deffensive Coordinator Charlie Strong always gives Haden and fellow cornerback Janoris Jenkins grief about covering taller players  
Haden - Charlie Strong is a great coach  
Haden - Coach Urban Meyer prepares the Gators the same way each week, regardless of opponent  
Gator Media Day 11/23/2009 Top
Urban Meyer - Florida State has talent  
Meyer - On the impact of Tim Tebow to the team and to him  
Meyer - Is he ready to dispell rumors about going to Notre Dame?  
Meyer - On why he is 11 and 1 against his rivals since coming to Florida  
Brandon James - The Gators' 34-7 win in the 2005 FSU game swayed some recruits  
James - He talks about playing with Tim Tebow for four years  
James - To beat the team that was his favorite growing up would be special this week  
David Nelson - He has some great memories of playing for the Gators  
Nelson - He has grown alot as a person at Florida  
Nelson - On what it will be like to see Tebow play his final game in the Swamp  
Ryan Stamper - On the challenges of going undefeated  
Stamper - He knows FSU will bring their A-Game against them  
Stamper - On what makes the rivalry special  
Tim Tebow - He thinks Urban Meyer loves being Gator coach  
Tebow - He is proud of his fellow recruits from 2006 class  
Tebow - Being a longtime Gator fan has been special  
Tebow - On what it will be like for him to play his final game in the Swamp  
Gator Media Day 11/16/2009 Top
Urban Meyer - He talks about how his defense played in the second half against S. Carolina.  
Meyer - He talks about how dominant the Gators defense has been in the second half this season.  
Meyer - On why the Gator defense is so strong in the fourth quarter.  
Meyer - People don't realize how hard it is to win in places like Columbia, South Carolina.  
Tim Tebow realized while throwing the ball around in the Swamp Sunday night that he has only two more home games left in his career.  
Tebow - His goal of playing on the first unbeaten team in Gator history is still alive.  
Tebow - He avoids a question about whether he and roommate Riley Cooper talked about Cooper's two dropped passes in the end zone against South Carolina.  
Tebow - On dealing with all the pressure of trying to repeat as national champions.  
Gator Media Day 11/09/2009 Top
Urban Meyer - He doesn't want Chaz Henry, SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, to put the ball 50 yards  
Meyer - The Gators are missing the big plays they hit last year  
Meyer - The Gators season is going according to plan  
Tim Tebow - On what he would like to see the offense do better  
Tebow - On the challenge of keeping the winning streak going  
Tebow - eams are doing a good job of defending the Gators  
Gator Media Day 11/02/2009 Top
Urban Meyer suspends Brandon Spikes  
Meyer - Spikes knows he did wrong  
Meyer says Spikes was retaliating for someone doing the same thing to him  
Meyer - He talks about Vandy's defense and their special teams  
Meyer - It's hard to believe Vandy's kick returner, Warren Norman, is only a freshman  
Meyer - Linebacker A.J. Jones has come into his own  
Tim Tebow - He talks about getting into the plays faster  
Tebow - The offensive coaches did a great job of designing a game plan  
Tebow - On what makes linebacker Brandon Spikes such a great leader  
Tebow - Team won't be complacent even though the SEC East title has been clinched  
Gator Media Day 10/26/2009 Top
Urban Meyer - On why the Gators aren't blowing teams out like they did last year.  
Meyer - He and his staff have already been working on fixing the red zone problem.  
Meyer - He talks about this week's MVP, Chris Rainey.  
Meyer - He had a closed door meeting with his players after Saturday's game at Mississippi State. He talks about what was the reason for the meeting.  
Meyer - Quarterback Tim Tebow is trying to do too much.  
Tim Tebow - On the pressure and expectations to play perfect.  
Tebow - When all is said and done, the Gators are still # 1 and unbeaten.  
Tebow - He talks about playing in his final Fla-Ga game this weekend.  
Tebow - Is he frustrated by the problems they're having in the red-zone?  
Tebow - The offensive troubles could turn out to be a benefit down the road.  
Tebow - Is the pressure getting to him?  
Gator Media Day 10/12/2009 Top
Urban Meyer talks about the Arkansas Razorbacks  
Meyer doesn't take the Razorbacks lightly  
Meyer thinks the offense is close to clicking on all cylinders  
Meyer talks about the defensive effort against LSU  
Meyer doesn't think his offense is getting enough snaps  
Meyer - Arkansas is not a "trap game"  
Tim Tebow - The passing game will come around  
Tebow - Emmanuel Moody could get more playing time  
Tebow - He talks about the post-concussion testing he's still going through  
Gator Media Day 10/05/2009 Top
He gives an update on injured quarterback Tim Tebow.  
Tebow will miss practice today and hasn't been cleared to practice.  
He talks about what its been like trying to answer questions about Tebow's condition.  
Tebow has passed all his tests with flying colors.  
Can Tebow play Saturday without practicing this week?  
Tebow and other injured players will not get hit in practice this week.  
Deonte Thompson looks like he's over his hamstring injury.  
Backup quarterback John Brantley won't have to go at it alone if he's the starter Saturday night against LSU.  
They won't change the way the offense runs if Brantley replaces Tebow.  
When will he announce if Tebow is able to play.  
Tebow does not have symptoms he had last week.  
Tebow has been a great patient.  
Gator Media Day 09/21/2009 Top
Urban Meyer - Expects injured middle linebacker Brandon Spikes will be able to play Saturday. Spikes has an achilles heel injury.  
Meyer - How does he handle the missed tackles in Saturday's game against Tennessee?  
Meyer - Young, untested wide receivers may need to step up this week against Kentucky. David Nelson, Riley Cooper and Deonte Thompson all have injuries.  
Meyer - The flu bug going around his football team won't affect preparations.  
Tim Tebow - Kentucky players won't be fazed by their 22-game losing streak to the Gators.  
Tebow - The Gators are going to work hard in practice on the passing game.  
Tebow - The players are feeling a little bit of pressure to be the number one team in the country.  
Tebow - The Gators would have won by a larger margin if he hadn't fumbled in the fourth quarter with the Gators leading 23-6.  
Gator Media Day 09/14/2009 Top
Urban Meyer - The focus needs to be on the players Saturday, not on him and Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin  
Urban Meyer - He updates the status of runningback Emmanuel Moody, who was benched after he fumbled Saturday  
Urban Meyer - Tennessee is just one of many SEC rivalry games  
Urban Meyer - Tennessee will try to run the ball right down the Gators' throat  
Tim Tebow - The team has the best chemistry since he's been at Florida  
Tim Tebow - They have to account for Tennessee def back Eric Berry on every play  
Tim Tebow - He respects Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin, who recruited Tebow when he was at USC  
Tim Tebow - He's always enjoyed the game against Tennessee  
Gator Media Day 09/07/2009 Top
Urban Meyer - He trusts his runningbacks now  
Urban Meyer - Defense and offense were vanilla against Charleston Southern  
Urban Meyer - Troy has a number of NFL prospects  
Urban Meyer - Troy's near upset of LSU got his attention  
Urban Meyer - Team's preparation was great for Charleston Southern  
Urban Meyer - "Fast break" offense should give them advantage in heat at the Swamp  
Tim Tebow - He still has confidence in Deonte Thompson  
Tim Tebow - It takes great conditioning to run the "fast break" offense  
Tim Tebow - Troy has alot of talent  
Tim Tebow - Not surprised with the way Riley Cooper played Saturday  
Tim Tebow - His former high school teammate Austin Silvoy, Troy Wide Receiver, gives him grief all the time  
Gator Media Day 08/31/2009 Top
Urban Meyer - He likes his football team  
Meyer - They'll decide within 24 hours if true freshman wr Andre Debose needs surgery to repair a sore hamstring  
Meyer - Debose has an unusual injury  
Meyer - On what the starting offensive lineup could look like  
Tim Tebow - Looking forward to playing a real game  
Tebow - On how the players are handling high expectations  
Tebow - On what the freshmen can expect in practice this week  
Tebow - He says he is very healthy heading into the first game  
Tebow - On what its like to see all the # 15 Gator jersey's around campus  

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