Gators focused on championship repeat

Injuries hit spring practice, but Florida remains hungry for title

Originally Published: April 17, 2009
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When Florida coach Urban Meyer walked out of his office around noon Wednesday, he saw starting guard Maurkice Pouncey wearing a sling on his right arm.

Down the hall, promising sophomore fullback Steven Wilks was standing on crutches, having torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in practice two days earlier.

"It's the worst part of coaching," Meyer said.

The best part of coaching came a few months ago. When 2007 Heisman Trophy winner ...

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