All eyes on Zook as post-Spurrier era begins

New coach Ron Zook needs a fast start because there's no honeymoon period at Florida.

Originally Published: August 30, 2002
By Bob Harig | Special to ESPN.com

It was the kind of life-altering news that causes Gators everywhere to remember where they were and what they were doing. Even Ron Zook knows in great detail his surroundings, his duties, as the information made it his way.

"Steve Spurrier is leaving Florida."

They are words that are still difficult to comprehend, even as Spurrier has embarked on his new life as head coach of the NFL's Washington Redskins, and Zook has taken his place as UF head coach.

Zook was defensive coordinator ...

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