Gator News And World Report (9/16/2005)

The Gator News And World Report for Friday, September 16, 2005. Big battle looms; Nappy shakes up expectations at place-kicker; Vols wideouts look to improve; Five questions with... Florida sophomore setter Angie McGinnis; Pearson back on bench after starting in opener; Urbane Meyer Respecting Vols; UT offensive plan no mystery to UF; Meyer remains mum; Clausen ready to make most of his starting Swamp visit; Watch the QBs, but keep an eye on corners, too and more...

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Big battle looms
Florida defensive end Ray McDonald could barely stomach watching tape of how the Gators defense played last season at Tennessee.

Nappy shakes up expectations at place-kicker
The season started roughly for Eric Nappy. First, the restaurant owned by his parents burned down in the summer. Then, as he ran through the tunnel for the first time, someone stepped on his foot.

Vols wideouts look to improve
Tennessee's receivers wanted to make big plays in the opener. Catching the ball first would have set them up.

Football coaches are constantly looking for whatever tiny, small, infinitesimal advantage they can gain.

Urbane Meyer Respecting Vols
Instead of pouring gasoline on his team's rivalry with Tennessee, Florida coach Urban Meyer has thrown a wet blanket on it.

UT offensive plan no mystery to UF
Florida defensive tackle Marcus Thomas took his hands off his hips and his stare off the ground to look across the line of scrimmage. There he saw Tennessee players trotting to the line of scrimmage, ready to run the ball. Again.

Baker puts bad call in the past
Dallas Baker is trying to move on from last year's game against Tennessee, which won 30-28 largely because of an ill-made personal-foul call on the receiver.

Meyer remains mum
After his breakout performance against Louisiana Tech, DeShawn Wynn should play a major role in Saturday's game.

Gators' Baker learns costly lesson
Florida Gators junior wide receiver Andre Caldwell and his 4.3 speed can't shake the dream: A game-winning touchdown catch in the final minute beats arch rival Tennessee on national TV Saturday night in The Swamp.

Clausen ready to make most of his starting Swamp visit
Spare him the negative rhetoric. Rick Clausen's heard it before. After all, he was trailing in brother Casey Clausen's wake for a long time before the two of them came -- one after the other -- to play football at the University of Tennessee.

Big boys come to play for Vols
Is bigger really better when it comes to the offensive line?

Watch the QBs, but keep an eye on corners, too
If you counted them up, as I did, you'd have counted 45. That's the number of major college football teams that scored 40 or more points last Saturday.

Big test for Meyer
You'll have to forgive Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer if he isn't ready just yet to proclaim Florida coach Urban Meyer a guru.

Meyer well-versed in Clausen family
Former Volunteers quarterback Casey Clausen directed Tennessee's band after defeating Florida in The Swamp two years ago.

Nation ready for Gators-Vols
1. No. 4 Tennessee at No. 7 Florida (8 p.m., CBS). A great rivalry. And with two teams ranked in the Top 10, what more could you ask for?

Florida Gator Volleyball

Five questions with... Florida sophomore setter Angie McGinnis.
Who is your favorite non-volleyball athlete at the University of Florida?

Florida Gator Soccer

Native Coloradan eager for intro to rivalry with 'Noles
Ameera Abdullah was tired of the cold, annoyed with the frozen soccer fields of Denver.

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