Gator News And World Report (10/01/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, October 1, 2004. Arkansas expects noisy reception against No. 16 Florida; Cell phones can be good news, bad news; Gators Offensive Line Sees Room For Growth; A specialty for deceiving appearances; The Forgotten; Neighborhood friends to face off; SEC West teams cause for concern for Gators; UF getting hungry for a blowout win; Near collapse still on minds; Now playing in the SEC: thrillers galore and more...

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Arkansas expects noisy reception against No. 16 Florida
Who says video games aren't educational? That's how Arkansas defensive end Jeb Huckeba learned about the raucous atmosphere in Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Cell phones can be good news, bad news
Coaches know being on call for recruits or other players part of lifestyle.

Gators Offensive Line Sees Room For Growth
By now, Florida fans know TB Ciatrick Fason ran wild on Kentucky for 210 yards in addition to a touchdown run and a TD catch.

A specialty for deceiving appearances
Should a Florida defender be fortunate enough to intercept a pass Saturday and return it for a touchdown, that player would be well-advised not to throw the ball into the stands.

The Forgotten
Since seeing playing time as a freshman, Deshawn Carter has disappeared.

Neighborhood friends to face off
Cory Bailey and Steven Harris dreamed about playing together, but fate kept them apart until Saturday when they will meet on the field.

SEC West teams cause for concern for Gators
Before each season, Florida senior offensive tackle Jonathan Colon scans the schedule and picks a game. He doesn't talk about it. And he doesn't admit which one it is.

UF getting hungry for a blowout win
Since before the season's start, Florida has preached the need to win close games. That same testimony has left some of the players searching for more. It's not the hard-fought close wins that get to the Gators. It's the close wins that could have been a blowout that has caused some players to crave a high-scoring win.

Improving the line
Blockers say they could have done more for Ciatrick Fason.

Near collapse still on minds
It's not as if they sit around thinking about it, but last season's thriller in Fayetteville, Ark., is clearly a game neither Florida nor Arkansas will soon forget. Arkansas is using it as motivation heading into a hostile environment, while the Gators are reminded no lead is safe.

Now playing in the SEC: thrillers galore
Blockbuster should sponsor the Southeastern Conference. It seems as if every weekend produces monster showdowns.

Arkansas will test Florida's defense
As if preparing for the SEC's total offense leader in Arkansas quarterback Matt Jones wasn't a task enough, the Florida defense is also gearing up to face the SEC's leading touchdown producer.

Florida's secondary is No. 1 priority
There were times when the home crowd sat in a hushed silence against Eastern Michigan, as quarterback Matt Bohnet completed 19 of 36 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown in Florida's 49-10 victory.

Schaeffer's Corner - "An Unusual Series"
When Arkansas plays Florida it feels like a nonconference game. The Razorbacks and Gators have met so infrequently that it is almost difficult to believe both are members of the same league.

Harrell looks to stuff Gators
Florida shifts into gears Arkansas hasn't seen, but Arkansas nose guard Jeremy Harrell doesn't necessarily believe he must shift with them.

Arkansas (3-1) At (16) Florida (2-1)
GAME NOTES: The 16th-ranked Florida Gators welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks into "The Swamp" for what figures to be a highly entertaining SEC matchup.

Harrell earns defensive honors; Heisman talk for Jones
The Razorbacks' blue-collar nose guard and their scrambling quarterback who can't be collared were collared in Monday's limelight.

Bazzels Went Distance
During football season, an oil change was every two weeks for the red-and-white van with Razorbacks on each side and the UA fight song cued up on the horn.

UF respect high for Arkansas' coach
Florida coaches have said all week that their team is in for a tough game against Arkansas, but there is one coach who knows why more than most.

Florida Gator Golf

Florida and Georgia open the 2004-2005 NCAA season ranked 1-2
The Florida Gators are the top-ranked men's golf team in the country in the latest GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. Florida, which spent much of last season ranked No. 1, received nine first-place votes to outdistance SEC rival Georgia, which claimed four first-place votes to sit in second.

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