Gator News And World Report (12/3/2004)

The Gator News And World Report for Friday, December 3, 2004. Options still open for Zook; Respect is on the line against Rattlers; Ingram to see time at point; Stoops still appears out for UF; Add Zook to list for Ole Miss job; Florida search turns to Meyer; UF on different path; UF-FSU squads set to face off in hockey; Notre Dame Increases Meyer's Options; UF's Foley flies to Utah to snare Meyer; Zook to coach in bowl and more...

Florida Gator Football

Options still open for Zook
It's likely Ron Zook will have a job as a head coach in college football next season. The question is now - where?

ike all good mysteries, this one apparently had a red herring tossed in to throw everyone off. The mystery: the University of Florida's search for a new head football coach.

Add Zook to list for Ole Miss job
Fired Florida coach Ron Zook has been contacted by Mississippi officials about replacing David Cutcliffe, a source close to Zook told The Times-Union on Thursday.

Florida search turns to Meyer
Stoops out; meeting with Utah coach expected; Petrino also on short list.

Notre Dame Increases Meyer's Options
GAINESVILLE - A University of Notre Dame plane took off from Salt Lake City on Thursday night, leaving Utah football coach Urban Meyer deliberating and the Gator Nation wondering.

UF coach search is in limbo
As Florida continues its search for a new football coach, this much is certain: If the Gators want to hire Utah Coach Urban Meyer, they'll officially have to fight for him.

Zook to coach in bowl
It appears the University of Florida might have UF coach Ron Zook around a bit longer. According to a source, Zook met with his players Wednesday and told them he plans on coaching in the Peach Bowl. Zook, who was fired Oct. 25 but remained for the final four regular-season games, was told last month that it was his decision on whether to coach the Gators in a bowl game.

UF's Foley flies to Utah to snare Meyer
The University of Florida and Notre Dame are in a tug of war for the services of Utah coach Urban Meyer.

Pursuit of Zook may be picking up speed
A variety of signs point toward Ron Zook being named Illinois' new football coach, but a school official disputed a report that the outgoing Florida coach will be offered the job Monday.

Machen's track record proves coaching search is in capablehands
Now is the time to clear the air. Now is the time for someone to set the record straight. Get these things through your head, and you'll be able to wade through the mounds of rumors and hearsay.

Florida Gator Basketball

Ingram to see time at point
Cornelius Ingram threw a lot of passes from August to October as the scout quarterback for the Florida football team.

Miami frontcourt to challenge UF
Welcome to the Atlantic Coast Conference, Miami. While the Hurricanes may enjoy some success on the gridiron, how will they match up against storied programs like North Carolina, Duke and Maryland on the hardwood once the conference schedule begins?

Florida Gator Volleyball

Respect is on the line against Rattlers
The opening round of the NCAA volleyball tournament used to be somewhat of a festive time for Florida. There were the big, boisterous crowds at the O'Connell Center, undermanned opponents and some fairly easy wins.

UF on different path
For the first time in program history, Florida will not be a host in the NCAA volleyball tournament. Instead, the Gators will head to Tallahassee tonight to take on host FAMU, which won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Florida Gator Ice Hockey

UF-FSU squads set to face off in hockey
The Gators-Seminoles rivalry takes a turn on the ice tonight and Saturday at Skate World.

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