Gator News And World Report (1/22/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturday, January 22, 2005. Lack of options put Gators in this position; Meyer hires RB assistant; Women's track and field in first; Women's track and field in first; Meyer hires assistant from MSU; Ahead of Schedule; Gators' wish list grows and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

Lack of options put Gators in this position
It must be Matt Walsh's fault, right?After all, Florida goes 3-0 in the SEC without Walsh and loses its first conference game with Walsh making a surprising recovery to play 13 minutes Wednesday night.

Ahead of Schedule
Tito Horford left his son some valuable advice before he left for Florida. Al Horford arrived on campus last summer as a mid-range level recruit, not quite a McDonald's All-American, but renowned enough to make top 100 lists on websites of several recruiting services. He spurned a chance to play at Michigan for the sunshine.

Florida Gator Football

Meyer hires RB assistant
Florida football coach Urban Meyer has moved quickly to fill the vacancy on his coaching staff created by the departure of Mike Locksley, naming Stan Drayton the Gators' new running backs coach Friday, the day two top tailback prospects were scheduled to arrive in town for their official weekend visit.

Florida rounds out staff by hiring Drayton
Florida coach Urban Meyer completed his coaching staff Friday by hiring Stan Drayton as running backs coach.

Meyer hires assistant from MSU
Florida Coach Urban Meyer wasted little time filling out his staff after the departure of running backs coach Mike Locksley earlier this month.

Gators' wish list grows
Florida fans rejoiced when Urban Meyer was hired away from Utah as the new Gators football coach.

Florida Gator Track & Field

Women's track and field in first
The fourth-ranked Florida women's track and field team stands in first place after one day of competition at the Clemson Invitational. The Gators tallied 42 points Friday to lead second-place Georgia (24 points) and third-place South Carolina (20).

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