Gator News And World Report (9/13/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, September 13, 2005. SEC official reassigned; Baker focused on this year; C.J. Leak concerns Fulmer; Gators Might Enjoy Information Leak; Mattison Meeting Vols Again; Gators: Florida prepares for UT without extra week; 'Big Three' take unusual path; When Vol starting QBs fizzle, senior understudy Clausen gets call; Why Florida will beat Vols on Saturday and more....

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SEC official reassigned
A Southeastern Conference official who received death threats after a controversial penalty in last year's Florida-Tennessee game has been removed from Saturday's rematch, a newspaper reported Monday.

Baker focused on this year
Dallas Baker says he's already moved on.Will the rest of the Gator Nation let him? Baker should know by the end of the week, when Florida plays Tennessee on Saturday night at The Swamp.

C.J. Leak concerns Fulmer
As a player, C.J. Leak was never a factor in the Florida-Tennessee rivalry. UT coach Phillip Fulmer only hopes he stays that way now that Leak is working in the UF football coaches office.

Ref who made Baker call won't be at UT-UF
Bobby Moreau, the side judge which made an incorrect call against Florida late in the Gators' loss to Tennessee in 2004, will not make the trip with his officiating crew to Gainesville on Saturday.

Gunners holding up Gators' return game
Florida's kick teams averaging a not-so-special 2.6 yards per return through two games.

Gators Might Enjoy Information Leak
The part-time employee who stuffs envelopes in the University of Florida's football office and helps out in the Gators' weight room may or may not be Florida's secret weapon this week against Tennessee, depending on whom you ask.

Mattison Meeting Vols Again
One Florida assistant coach has a pretty good idea about how to defend Tennessee.

Vols Await As Meyer's SEC Introduction
Somewhere in Tennessee, Phil Fulmer probably was licking his chops Saturday night.

Wynn makes king-sized leap
A week ago, Urban Meyer wasn't even sure if he'd give DeShawn Wynn an opportunity to seize the tailback job. A week later, Wynn is suddenly the teacher's pet.

UF hopes two Leaks better than one
From ally to enemy, C.J. Leak has Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer's attention again. Leak, brother of Florida Gators quarterback Chris Leak, received a sixth year of eligibility and began the summer of 2004 as Fulmer's No. 1 quarterback. But the older Leak opened the season fourth string, made three position switches and didn't make a yard or tackle all season.

Swamp kings: Vols visit Gators
Even when Tennessee had quarterback Peyton Manning, a trip to the Swamp used to spell doom for the Volunteers. Tennessee finally won at Florida in 2001, marking the team's first victory in Gainesville since 1971. Then the Vols won again in 2003, and now No. 5 Tennessee (1-0) is looking for its third straight win at the Swamp when it travels to sixth-ranked Florida (2-0) on Saturday.

Gators: Florida prepares for UT without extra week
Defensive back Reggie Nelson is a perfect example of where Florida coach Urban Meyer wants his football team to go. Just a few months ago, Nelson still was trying to gain admission to UF, after attending junior college the past two years. In preseason, he suffered a staph infection and struggled to regain his health. But each week, Nelson appears to be stronger and stronger.

Ex-Vol QB won't be much help to Gators
His playing days are over, but former Tennessee quarterback C.J. Leak is making headlines for this week's Florida-Tennessee game.

'Big Three' take unusual path
If you follow college football recruiting in the Sunshine State, you know one thing: Florida, Florida State and Miami close like no one else in the country.

Only one mistake, but it can be remembered forever
GAINESVILLE - Chris Webber. Bill Buckner. Dallas Baker. Different athletes. Different eras. Different sports. Linked by well-known, game-day flubs.

When Vol starting QBs fizzle, senior understudy Clausen gets call
Guess who's back as Tennessee's starting quarterback? The Temp For Hire. Mr. Break Glass in Case of Emergency. The Insurance Policy

Vols, Gators to see new looks
Chris Leak will see blitzes he hasn't seen before. He'll have to. Florida's junior quarterback can memorize where every Vol defender lined up Sept. 3 against UAB before the teams square off Saturday at ‘The Swamp.' Parys Haralson doesn't believe it will provide much insight into the Vols' defense.

Opponents don't fear Gators' home
After the hour's drive from his home in Macclenny, little Todd McCullough would join 85,000 people, almost all fellow Gators fans, to watch the inevitable at Florida Field.

Why Florida will beat Vols on Saturday
OK, I'm all in on Urban Meyer. Count me among that number who has been Urbanized. I've seen enough, heard enough, thought enough about Florida' new football coach to say it: Urban Meyer is going to be something special. Gator fans, after this weekend, will join me on his bandwagon.

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