Posted: Thursday September 15, 2005 1:17PM; Updated: Friday September 16, 2005 6:33PM
Chris Leak (left) and brother C.J. were opponents last year. C.J. is now a graduate assistant for Florida.
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C.J. Leak is no James Bond. He's not Jason Bourne or Austin Powers. He's just a graduate assistant in the Florida football office who stuffs envelopes and helps out in the weight room. But heading into Saturday's showdown with Tennessee, he's being seen as everything from a double agent to, well, an information Leak.
The brother of Gators' quarterback Chris Leak isn't talking, but Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer is well aware of the intimate knowledge the elder Leak may have of the Volunteers' strategy.
"C.J. I'm sure knows a lot about our offense and our signals and our system," Fulmer told the Palm Beach Post. "It's certainly something we'll have to address."
Fulmer is countering by having multiple assistants flash signals to the Vols' offense, using one as a decoy to throw his former player off.
All cloak-and-dagger play aside, Gators coach Urban Meyer is quick to point out that while C.J. may be a resource, his knowledge of Tennessee is not why he's in Gainesville.
"That's not the reason he's here," Meyer told the St. Petersburg Times. "The reason he's here is because he's a high-character, high-quality person, and I kind of like those guys in the coaching profession. How much are we draining him for information on Tennessee? We're asking him about the personnel. He's helped us by telling us, but a lot of that is overrated, too."
Former Oklahoma State starting quarterback Donovan Woods is still in the Cowboys' backfield -- just on the opposite side of the ball. Woods, who was replaced by redshirt freshman Bobby Reid, was given an option: Remain at QB and get limited snaps, or switch to wide receiver or defense. He's now listed as a backup safety, a position he hasn't played since his sophomore year of high school ... Could similar changes be in store for Oklahoma Sooners' ex-starter Paul Thompson? He was in a white jersey at practice, not the customary green of quarterbacks, and was seen catching balls thrown from a machine. But Thompson is laughing off rumors of a switch to wideout. "[The white jersey] is just cooler," he told the Dallas Morning News.
Larry Coker is tweaking with a Hurricanes' offensive line that looked about as rock-solid as the acting abilities of the Kill Reality cast in their loss to Florida State. Miami allowed nine sacks -- the most since the program's inception in 1926. The overhaul could include the return of Tony Tella, who played a limited role against the 'Noles because of a high-ankle sprain. He would replace Andrew Bain at right tackle ... Virginia should have tailback Wali Lundy back for Saturday's game at Syracuse, but All-America Ahmad Brooks is another story. The linebacker is still recovering from surgery in March to regenerate bone growth in his right knee. He is limited at practice and Cavaliers coach Al Groh says he might be out until December ... Georgia Tech's 2-0 start hasn't been all good -- at least in the fourth quarter. The Yellow Jackets have averaged 4.3 yards per run in the first three quarters, and 1.8 in the fourth. Against North Carolina, they couldn't even get a first down in the last 12 1/2 minutes.