Gator News And World Report (12/26/2004)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, December 26, 2004. Peach Bowl ghosts; Another verbal for Wise; Coaches should follow AP poll's lead; Facing Hurricanes adds fuel to fire; Families Matter; Worldly Ways for UF's Noah; Coaching change means Gators face difficult trek; Caldwell: From butterball to playmaker; UF: A closer look and more...

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Peach Bowl ghosts
For the latest generation of Florida football fans, a trip to the Peach Bowl feels all warm and fuzzy. After all, it is played in the Georgia Dome where Florida won four SEC titles on artificial turf accompanied by real noise.

Coaches should follow AP poll's lead
Now that the Associated Press college football poll has disassociated itself from the Bowl Championship Series formula, it's time the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll followed suit.

Facing Hurricanes adds fuel to fire
Florida interim head coach Charlie Strong admitted he was glad the Gators are playing Miami in Friday's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

Families Matter
No matter your choice of higher power, please pray for the players on the University of Florida football team. The Gators need your sympathy.

Coaching change means Gators face difficult trek
When Florida Coach Urban Meyer shook hands with perhaps the nation's top high school prospect two weeks ago, he wasn't sealing any deals.

Caldwell: From butterball to playmaker
Few people remember when Florida wide receiver Andre Caldwell was chubby, slow and scared on a football field.

Miami's Coker Upset With Losses
With one glimpse inside Larry Coker's office, the expectations for Miami's football team become instantly clear.

UF: A closer look
STARTERS LOST: 4 on offense, 2 on defense, 1 specialist. UNDERCLASSMEN WHO COULD GO PRO: LB Channing Crowder. TB Ciatrick Fason already has announced he will leave.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Another verbal for Wise
The local pipeline to the Florida volleyball team continues. P.K. Yonge's 6-foot outside hitter Janine Williams, arguably the state's No. 1 prospect of the junior class, has committed to Mary Wise's Gators.

Florida Gator Basketball

Worldly Ways for UF's Noah
You can almost see the colorful words float out of Joakim Noah's mouth and take shape:

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