Gator News And World Report (10/7/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, October 7, 2005. UF's fastest option; RB coach familiar with 'Dogs; Fans aren't cowed by pesky SEC rule; Gators Haven't Forgotten The Pain; Coaches Frustrated With Offense; Gators returning to Plan A; A man with a plan; UF secondary tries to fix flaws; Florida's nifty spread to test MSU; 1965 UF Graduate's Nobel Is Second for College's Alumni; Soccer, volleyball teams in an afternoon twinbill and more...

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UF's fastest option
Early in fall camp, when redshirt freshman running back Markus Manson was struggling to hold on to the ball, he would face the least pleasant part of the sweltering August practices.

Dooley's Top 10
t's difficult to make smart predictions when you have to keep dodging all of those orange and blue pieces of sky that are falling (one just sacked Chris Leak for a 9-yard loss).

RB coach familiar with 'Dogs
When the goalposts came down on Florida last October in Starkville, Stan Drayton was there. He was on the other sideline, wearing the maroon and white of Mississippi State.

Fans aren't cowed by pesky SEC rule
You'll have to listen very carefully, but if you do, you should hear it.

Sounding off
The clanging of Mississippi State fans' cowbells is one of the most distinct sounds in the Southeastern Conference. But what if the league's other 11 schools also used artificial noisemakers? Here's our pick for each:

SEC Extra
Georgia at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. (WTEV TV-47): The Volunteers have won 10 of the last 14 meetings, but the Bulldogs have claimed the last two games in Knoxville. That's part of Mark Richt's road (right) mastery -- the Bulldogs are 16-2 in opponents' stadiums under the coach (21-7 overall on the road). If Georgia wins this game, Tennessee would virtually be out of the race for the Eastern Division

Gators Haven't Forgotten The Pain
Stan Drayton stopped the interview so he could find a comfortable spot. No 30-second sound bite would do justice to this particular subject.

Coaches Frustrated With Offense
The growing pains that have hindered Florida's offense aren't affecting only the players. Offensive coordinator Dan Mullen said the Gators' inability to master the scheme has worn on him as well

Gators returning to Plan A
Here are the facts surrounding Florida's offense, lest anyone has overlooked them: The Gators managed a total of one touchdown against Tennessee and Alabama, and in their past six quarters of football, the Gators have managed three points.

A man with a plan
After watching his team fall flat a week ago against Alabama, coach Urban Meyer has written a solution.

UF secondary tries to fix flaws
All it took was the first flick of Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle's wrist to turn one of the Gators' strong points on defense into an area of concern for coach Urban Meyer.

Florida's nifty spread to test MSU
Before Mississippi State safety Jeramie Johnson went to class on Tuesday, he sat down and watched film of Florida's offense.

No More Patsies For Meyer
Many have taken their shots at Florida coach Urban Meyer this week, so I'm not going to join them.

Standout hopes to play after head injury

Meyer: Now let's try it my way
When Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen boarded the charter from Tuscaloosa Saturday, he was confronted by one of the toughest reporters he knows.

Gators' first drive has been going nowhere
Although the season got off to a fast start, the Gators have had trouble starting each game. UF has been forced to punt on the first drive of each of its five games.

Slow starts have become a concern for Gators
Although the Florida Gators' season got off to a fast start, they've had trouble starting each game.

H-erring no more
Every Saturday, when Jarvis Herring makes his weekly television appearance, Wanda Owens becomes the proudest mother in Live Oak.

Gators doubly motivated this weekend
How do you avenge one of the most embarrassing losses in school history?

Picking Gators isn't a croc
It's back to the drawing board for new Florida coach Urban Meyer after the Gators were turned inside out in a 31-3 loss at Alabama.

Gut check: Meyer has his first crisis at Florida
It's gut-check week No. 1 for new Florida coach Urban Meyer after the Gators were destroyed 31-3 at Alabama.

Florida Gator Nobel Prize Winner

1965 UF Graduate's Nobel Is Second for College's Alumni
For the second time, a University of Florida alumnus has been awarded a Nobel Prize. Robert Grubbs, who earned a master's degree in chemistry from UF in 1965, jointly received science's supreme honor Wednesday for work that has revolutionized the plastics and pharmaceutical industries.

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