Gator News And World Report (10/25/2004)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, Octiber 25, 2004. Will Zook get the hook after embarrassing loss to Mississippi State?; Gators 'circle wagons' after stunning defeat; No. 8 volleyball stops S. Carolina; Zook, players in same boat; Despite loss, Zook says team is 'improving'; Head coaching job opening soon at Florida; Zook keeping his cool under fire; No passion, no pride — no way Zook keeps job and more....

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Will Zook get the hook after embarrassing loss to Mississippi State?
Ron Zook has taken the Florida Gators to a new low - for the third straight season. Not only was Mississippi State the worst team in the conference, it was one of the worst teams in the country. And the Bulldogs upset the once-mighty Gators 38-31 on Saturday.

Gators 'circle wagons' after stunning defeat
Despite what he saw against Mississippi State on Saturday, Florida coach Ron Zook isn't concerned about the kind of effort he's going to get from his players on Saturday.

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Zook At A Loss To Explain Gators' Meltdown
A day later, University of Florida football coach Ron Zook still had no answer.

Zook: Gators won't give up
In the wake of Saturday's loss, the UF coach said his focus this week is on No. 10 Georgia and not his job status.

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Gators drop out of the AP poll
No. 1 Southern California and No. 2 Oklahoma have been the top two teams in The Associated Press Top 25 since the preseason, a nine-poll run that is the longest to start a season in nine years.

Zook, players in same boat
Job security would seem to be tenuous at Florida for coach Ron Zook and some players, but Zook isn't letting on to any problems.

Now is the time for UF to give Zook the hook
Remember back when ol' Dad taught you that something truly worth having is worth sacrificing for? I might not be quoting exactly, but it was one of those generic Life's Lessons that made you, as a child, marvel at Dad's wisdom when, looking back, all it really indicated was that Dad had eaten at a Chinese restaurant the night before.

Despite loss, Zook says team is 'improving'
He doesn't claim to have the answers for how it happened. And he doesn't know why his Gators melted down against one of the worst teams in the country Saturday.

Gators' loss 'unacceptable'
As Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley said after Saturday's 38-31 loss to Mississippi State, this was "unacceptable." In one of their most embarrassing losses in nearly 20 years, the Gators failed in nearly every facet against one of the worst teams in the country. The defense was completely ineffective as the SEC's worst offense rushed for 251 yards.

Head coaching job opening soon at Florida
It isn't if, it's when. And the when needs to be now. End of the season, at the latest.

Everyone's talking about Zook's job in wake of loss
Florida coach Ron Zook's tenuous job status and predicted demise was the weekend's hot topic in college football.

Zook keeping his cool under fire
The hourlong delay at the Golden Triangle Airport in Starkville, Miss., Sunday afternoon made an already miserable weekend that much worse for dozens of Florida fans.

No passion, no pride — no way Zook keeps job
Most years, this is a festive week in Gatorland — the week that leads to Jacksonville and the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" and the kickoff of the annual Florida-Georgia football game.

Ware is questionable, but Georgia confident in Brown
The last time Georgia's Danny Ware was questionable due to a lung bruise, as he is this week heading into the annual showdown against Florida, the big question was whether Tyson Browning or Michael Cooper would replace him as the starting tailback. Six weeks later, there is

Georgia may be good for Gators
Give Georgia fans credit. Initially, they tried to be polite about it. "The Bulldog Clubs, that wasn't the first question the first couple of years," said fourth-year Georgia coach Mark Richt, 0-3 against the Florida Gators. "In the past, people would be cordial and ask how's your family, now it's just, 'Hey when are going to beat Florida?' "

Bulldogs pull plug on Zook support
At the exact same moment, the Sylvester Croom era officially began and the Ron Zook era unofficially ended.

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