Friday, October 31, 2003

Ron Zook--Love-Hate Relationship

From College Football

In Gainesville, the affectionate term for the head football coach is The Zooker. Lord knows, there are a multitude of less affectionate terms floating around out there for Ron Zook.

Saturday, Florida can steal a page from Hollywood and Ronald Reagan. It can win one for The Zooker.

The Gators can win one that might -- just might -- transform a mutinous fan base. Beat fourth-ranked, defending SEC champion Georgia in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in Jacksonville, and Florida backers could conceivably go from on The Zooker's back to having his back. They just might let him up and let him breathe.

At least until the next loss to Mississippi.