Gator News And World Report (9/12/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, September 12, 2005. Meyer is getting schooled on Vols; The stage is set; Taylor return gets a game ball; Meyer Says Game About To Change; Vols a first test for Gators; Meyer expects approaching Vols game to amp up his players; Meyer Finding Feel for Fla.-Tenn. Rivalry; Gator coach, players eye 'Tennessee week'; Nelson mirrors Gators; Meyer gets lesson in rivalry vs. Volunteers and more...

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Meyer is getting schooled on Vols
Urban Meyer doesn't know much about the rivalry yet. He doesn't have a feel for it, doesn't know its history.

The stage is set
Their rivals on Rocky Top probably won't be overly impressed with the way the No. 10 Florida Gators tossed around lightweight Louisiana Tech in The Swamp on Saturday night.

Last year's Baker play was a slap in the face
Gators receiver's retaliation drew penalty that may have cost them game against Volunteers.

GATORS REPORT CARD
B The Gators proved they could run the ball (251 yards), but the offense still looks disjointed. There were problems on third down (3 of 13). Chris Leak struggled early but rebounded.

Meyer Says Game About To Change
With his honeymoon period done and the most important first of his University of Florida coaching career looming, Urban Meyer talked checkers with his players.

At least running game got going
THE GAME: Urban Meyer watched his defense outperform his offense for the second consecutive week. Admitting he never felt threatened when Louisiana Tech had the ball Saturday night, Meyer watched his aggressive defense create four turnovers and allow three points in a 41-3 victory.

Vols a first test for Gators
First-year coach Urban Meyer must get his University of Florida team 'game tough' to play Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee on Saturday.

Meyer expects approaching Vols game to amp up his players
The education of first-year coach Urban Meyer begins this morning. The subject: Florida's rivalry with Tennessee.

A scouting report of this weekend's games
Miami at Clemson, 3:30 p.m.: The Tigers pulled a shocker in the Orange Bowl last season, and this Tigers squad is much better than last season's. Miami must run effectively or it won't win, meaning TB Tyrone Moss must come up big.

Big week on tap for state teams
This weekend brings Florida another college football Saturday, so people up the peninsula and across the Panhandle will, per tradition, pause for the games.

At least running game got going
THE GAME: Urban Meyer watched his defense outperform his offense for the second consecutive week. Admitting he never felt threatened when Louisiana Tech had the ball Saturday night, Meyer watched his aggressive defense create four turnovers and allow three points in a 41-3 victory.

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Texas-Ohio State lived up to the hype. The difference, in the end, was Longhorns QB Vince Young. Can Mack Brown and Co. finally chase away the demon that is Oklahoma?

Meyer Finding Feel for Fla.-Tenn. Rivalry
Coach Urban Meyer knows little about the Florida-Tennessee series. He plans to learn a lot this week.

Gator coach, players eye 'Tennessee week'
Sometime during breakfast this morning, Florida coach Urban Meyer expects to begin to see the start of what Tennessee week means around here

Rankings hike Gators-Vols hype
Florida's first big game of the season got a little bigger with the release of Sunday's Associated Press poll.

Nelson mirrors Gators
Defensive back Reggie Nelson is a perfect example of where Florida coach Urban Meyer wants his football team to go.

Meyer gets lesson in rivalry vs. Volunteers
Florida quarterback Chris Leak has been doing a lot of learning since new football coach Urban Meyer showed up on campus last winter.

Gators bite Bulldogs
Whether by air or by land, the Spread 'n' Shred offense is finally beginning to take on a modest appearance.

Florida Gator Soccer

Gators top Wisconsin-Milwaukee
he No. 12 Florida soccer team improved to 4-1 with its third consecutive shutout with a 2-0 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sunday in front of a James G. Pressly Stadium crowd of 1,423.

Florida Gator Fred Taylor

Taylor return gets a game ball
Jimmy Smith had the better game Sunday, but Fred Taylor had the better offseason. Taylor's grueling but successful comeback from major knee surgery prompted Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio to give the running back the game ball after a 26-14 victory over Seattle in the season opener.

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