Gator News And World Gators (9/23/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, September 23, 2005. McDonald Expects To Return For Georgia; No. 5 Gators Winning With Defense; Wuerffel relocates school to Florida; Moss on the mend; Kentucky perfect opponent for UF offense; Wise looks to land Gators 15th consecutive SEC title; Rush defense, QB play key for win; Wildcats must show heart to shock Gators;

Florida Gator Football

Dooley's Top 10
Sun columnist Pat Dooley picks the winners of the 10 best college football games in the country.

End of a waiting game
As a five-handicap golfer and a star midfielder on his soccer team, Chris Hetland had no shortage of scholarship offers in both sports coming out of high school.

McDonald predicts recovery for UGA
On crutches and wearing a brace on his right leg, defensive end Ray McDonald showed up at practice Thursday and told Florida coach Urban Meyer he's going to be ready to play before the Oct. 29 Georgia game.

Urban Meyer, weary from a long day, walked into his kitchen -- then stopped in his tracks.

Brutal Tuesdays gives UF edge on Saturdays
Forget Monday. It's Tuesday that Florida football players dread. That's the day they know they'll be absolutely miserable. That's the day they will practice the hardest and longest. That's the day they will grind and hit for two hours, rain or shine, 100 degrees or 50degrees.

McDonald Expects To Return For Georgia
As the Gators practiced for their first road game of the season amid the blaring sound of simulated crowd noise, a familiar figure hobbled the sidelines.

Meyer has options at RB
On Thursday, coach Urban Meyer said he won't announce a starting tailback until Saturday. DeShawn Wynn is clearly the team's most talented option, but Meyer has been starting true freshman Kestahn Moore.

Florida DE aims for speedy recovery
Belle Glade's Ray McDonald watched Thursday's practice on crutches and expects to return to the Florida Gators lineup against Georgia on Oct. 29.

College football notebook
When the subject turns to sacks at the University of Miami, the talk normally centers on the Hurricanes' offensive line.

No. 5 Gators Winning With Defense
Florida defensive end Jeremy Mincey darted upfield, got pressure on Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge and then realized his helmet popped off during the play.

Moss on the mend
Three years later, Florida defensive end Jarvis Moss is finally feeling better.

Kentucky perfect opponent for UF offense
Though Urban Meyer makes his Southeastern Conference road debut against one of the worst teams in the conference, Saturday's game against Kentucky arrives at an ideal time.

Rush defense, QB play key for win
UK sophomore running back Rafael Little said his team has one goal this weekend against No. 5 Florida.

Wildcats must show heart to shock Gators
Maybe they'll shock me. Maybe they'll shock you. Maybe Saturday UK will somehow muster the heart to come out of the tunnel at Commonwealth Stadium and make a game of it. You know, they could force No. 5 Florida into a game that looks like a Southeastern Conference showdown, not a virtual Gator bye week

Florida Gator Soccer

Gators open SEC with new starter at keeper
Brittni Goodwin made one thing clear this week. This is not how she wanted to take back the job as Florida's starting goalkeeper.

Florida Gator Baseball

Gator baseball to play FSU only twice in 2006
Florida and Florida State won't be seeing as much of each other on the baseball diamond this season.

Florida Gator Danny Wuerffel

Wuerffel relocates school to Florida
Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel has temporarily moved a boys' school and ministry he works for from hurricane-racked New Orleans to a camp near this Florida Panhandle city.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Wise looks to land Gators 15th consecutive SEC title
For the last 14 years, the question has not been whether the Gators will win the Southeastern Conference but by how much.

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