Gator News And World Report (9/28/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, September 28, 2005. Former Gator DiMarco gets a major pass; Bama's goal: Restore respect to Tide; Leak nears another passing record at Florida; Backs frustrate Meyer; Meyer: Jackson's stats not enough; Alabama is on a roll;

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Meyer's tailback
Florida's search for a mega-watt tailback has been a futile one so far. And somewhat mystifying.

Urban remains just as enigmatic
Don't try to convince me that you've amply figured out Urban Meyer. For all of us here in the Florida sunshine, the new coach of the Gators is an intriguing, unique, challenging, long-range study.

Bama's goal: Restore respect to Tide
Ramzee Robinson can be forgiven if he isn't sure how No. 15 Alabama would react to a really big victory, one that draws the national spotlight and makes people wonder if 'Bama is really back.

Meyer, receivers coach wary of Bama secondary
Urban Meyer wasn't sure if he agreed with Billy Gonzales when Gonzales told him Sunday that Alabama has the best secondary Florida has seen this season. After watching tape of the Tide, there is now agreement between the Florida head coach and the wide receivers coach.

Leak nears another passing record at Florida
Maybe Florida quarterback Chris Leak should have an interception or two this season. He has thrown some errant passes, had a couple of balls tipped and even hit two defenders in the hands. But all of them fell to the ground. Now, Leak is closing in on Danny Wuerffel's school record for consecutive passes without an interception.

Backs frustrate Meyer
DeShawn Wynn has started the past two games and leads Florida in rushing. The junior has also scored seven touchdowns, including two receiving among his four catches.

Meyer: Jackson's stats not enough
Florida receiver Chad Jackson is fifth in the country with eight receptions for game. He's 19th in the country in scoring and receiving yards. He leads the Southeastern Conference in both receptions and receiving yards per game.

Mincey Gives Alabama A Little Bit Of Fodder
Florida DE Jeremy Mincey probably has already found his way on the bulletin board in the Alabama locker room. Crimson Tide players won't be happy to hear what Mincey said during this exchange during an interview Monday.

Alabama is on a roll
These days, Alabama football players have a tough time journeying across campus without hearing cheers of encouragement from the student body.

Gators grin and Bear it
Sometime in the last decade a rumor spread around the Southeastern Conference. Florida Field had officially become the toughest road environment in the Southeastern Conference.

The biggest game in years?
Is Saturday's game against No. 5 Florida the biggest home game in a while? All signs are pointing to yes. Just look at the obscenely high prices that student tickets are going for: $140 is the highest I've seen so far. If you're willing to shell out that kind of cash, it must be big.

Eastern Division notebook
Florida fans may start wearing bracelets that say, W.W.D.V.D. (What would Darth Visor do?)"

Florida Gator Chris DiMarco

Former Gator DiMarco gets a major pass
Some of them are tragic figures even as they take limos to their yachts to go scuba diving in Aruba.

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