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

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, October 10, 2005. Hurting Gators back on road; Florida gets word from P.K. Yonge standout; Gators grab wins in volleyball, soccer; Taylor puts on vintage show; Gators Will Ease Up On Physical Practices This Week; Despite Pain, Leak Still UF's Best Option; Gators glimpse inexperienced future; Pep talk rallies Gators for Mississippi State and more...

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Hurting Gators back on road
A victory Urban Meyer described as ugly Saturday was looking a whole lot more pleasing to the eye Sunday to the Florida head coach.

Caution: Stats may be deceiving
Someone sitting in a sports bar in Ames, Iowa, or Boulder, Colo., probably saw the score crawl across the bottom of the screen and thought, "Hey, Urban Meyer got his offense going."

Florida gets word from P.K. Yonge standout
The P.K. Yonge-to-Florida connection continues. Derrick Robinson, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior for the Blue Wave, committed to Gator coach Urban Meyer following Saturday's game with Mississippi State. A high school quarterback, Robinson has been electronically clocked at 4.25 in the 40 and according to P.K. Yonge coach John Clifford and probably will play receiver or cornerback and return kicks at UF.

Inside Louisiana State
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - LSU coach Les Miles sent blitzers from every direction at the Southeastern Conference's best passer, and all the pressure shut down one of the league's best offenses so far this year.

Gators find Nelson's talent more than talk
Reggie Nelson is one of the greatest college football players in Internet history. Ever since Nelson committed to play at Florida out of Melbourne Palm Bay High School, the Internet was abuzz with descriptions of his on-field talent and playmaking ability. Even when Nelson failed to qualify academically and enrolled at Coffeyville (Kan.) Junior College in 2003, the tales of his exploits took on mythic proportions on the Internet.

Gators Will Ease Up On Physical Practices This Week
University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer looked at the field during Saturday's third quarter and wondered where the Gators would find any offense.

Despite Pain, Leak Still UF's Best Option
Emanating from Florida's inner circle Saturday was news that Chris Leak landed the hardest when the Gators crashed to Earth last week on a stretch of Bermuda grass in Tuscaloosa.

Tall task for aching Gators
The schedule gets tough for UF's beat-up squad, with LSU on the road and undefeated Georgia in Jacksonville coming up

Gators glimpse inexperienced future
The glimpse of the future came a bit too early for Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer, and the nightmares weren't too far behind.

Attitude change helps Baker
Wide receiver Dallas Baker is no longer the guy throwing paper airplanes from the back of the classroom.

LSU moves back into top 10
LSU finally beat a team with a winning record Saturday -- even though it was Vanderbilt -- and was rewarded Sunday by moving up three spots to No. 8 in the USA Today poll and one spot in the Associated Press poll to No. 10.

Injuries plague offense
On Sunday, Coach Urban Meyer revealed that injuries and depth are what concerns him most as his No. 11 Gators (5-1, 3-1 SEC) begin preparation to face No. 10 Louisiana State on Saturday.

Pep talk rallies Gators for Mississippi State
Just hours before kickoff, a UF team still searching for an offensive identity went through its usual game-day morning routine.

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Gators grab wins in volleyball, soccer
Florida's volleyball team knew it had two dominate options on offense coming into this season - outside hitters Marcie Hampton and Jane Collymore. But it is quickly becoming apparent the Gators's offense is more than just a dual threat.

Killingsworth leads UF
Sophomore middle blocker Kisya Killingsworth of Deltona Pine Ridge finished with career bests in kills (17) and points (19.0) in helping No. 5 Florida to a sweep over visiting South Carolina 3-0 (30-25, 30-22, 30-17) on Sunday.

Florida Gator Fred Taylor">Taylor puts on vintage show
It was vintage Fred Taylor. He didn't have to worry about his surgically repaired left knee that had caused him to look tentative over the first few games of the season. And the Jaguars running back had no reason to approach coach Jack Del Rio and ask for more chances to carry the ball.

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