Gator News And World Report (9/6/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, September 6, 2005. Bulldogs think about Katrina first, UF next; Rushing in small steps; Crowd at Gator Walk stunned players, coach; Meyer savors his first game-day experience; Katrina's aftermath affects Louisiana Tech; Four TDs don't earn top honors and more...

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Bulldogs think about Katrina first, UF next
Bulldogs coach Jack Bicknell, shown talking to cornerback Corey Brazil last season, was forced to cancel two practices last week because many of his players had yet to hear from family members affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Rushing in small steps
Live and in color Saturday night, Florida's running game appeared ugly and inept. Blocking and timing were off. Holes closed fast and tailbacks were stuffed.

Crowd at Gator Walk stunned players, coach
Florida's new game-day traditions were a big hit with the players. Especially the Gator Walk.

Meyer savors his first game-day experience
Now that he's gotten through hours of tape and had two days to digest it, Florida coach Urban Meyer finally admitted to being moved by his first game-day experience at Florida Field.

Gators football notebook
Florida coach Urban Meyer inducted four players into the Champion's Club this week, a motivational tactic used to honor top performers and hard workers.

Katrina's aftermath affects Louisiana Tech
Prayers are nothing new to Louisiana Tech coach Jack Bicknell. Bicknell was involved in maybe the greatest Hail Mary in college football history. A center for Boston College in the early '80s, he snapped the ball to Doug Flutie before Flutie's 64-yard fling to Gerald Phelan beat Miami on the final play in 1984.

Running game has Florida concerned
GAINESVILLE - As preparations begin for Louisiana Tech this week, Florida is still in search of a consistent running back

Four TDs don't earn top honors
It's not easy satisfying Urban Meyer and his coaching staff. When he released the names of the Champions Club members, essentially Saturday's players of the game, receiver Chad Jackson wasn't among them.

RB Wynn might return for Gators
GAINESVILLE — After Florida rushed for just 91 yards in its season-opening, 32-14 win against Wyoming last Saturday, Gators coach Urban Meyer expressed concern over the running game.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Gators fight off fatigue to win
Florida's volleyball team woke up Monday morning having already endured an exhausting weekend. The Gators went 3-0 at the Aquafina Volleyball Invitational Friday and Saturday and then came back and practiced Sunday.

Florida Gator Golf

Pro player taking different course
A St.Petersburg Country Club member fired on Friday a 6-under 66, including eight birdies and two bogeys.

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