Gator News And World Report (10/11/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, October 11, 2005. Spreading the wealth; Coaches lie and it's no big deal, trust me; Weary Gators need rest; Leak's shoulder is 'good to go'; Meyer gives some players a lighter load on Monday; Baby Gators will change formula; Banged-up UF needs to heal quickly; LSU seeks redemption;

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Coaches lie and it's no big deal, trust me
Urban Meyer has built his philosophies - whether they be related to football or life - on the issue of trust. If he trusts you, you are treated differently. If he trusts you, he can count on you to do the right thing.

Weary Gators need rest
The Monday after missing 18 tackles in the loss to Alabama, the Florida Gators were ordered into full pads and put through a tough, full-contact practice on what is usually a light day.

Freshman cornerback arrested
lorida's perfect track record off the field under Urban Meyer is no more. Redshirt freshman cornerback Dawayne Grace was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct/fighting for his involvement in an altercation downtown.

Reserve Gators DB arrested after alleged fight
Florida reserve defensive back Dawayne Grace has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for allegedly punching another man.

Leak's shoulder is 'good to go'
Chris Leak's sprained throwing shoulder will not limit him in practice or prevent him from playing in No. 11 Florida's game at No. 10 LSU on Saturday.

Meyer gives some players a lighter load on Monday
Things were a little easier for several Florida players on Monday night. Because of injuries and depth issues, coach Urban Meyer decided to give several players -- including quarterback Chris Leak and three receivers -- some light duty on Monday as the No. 11 Gators continued preparations for Saturday's game at No. 10 LSU.

Snub costs Penn State shot at Rickerson
Penn State coach Joe Paterno was so tight about preparations for Saturday's game against Ohio State, he canceled the visits of all incoming recruits, including St. Augustine cornerback Jacques Rickerson.

Grace Arrested For Disorderly Conduct
Florida DB Dawayne Grace earned the dubious honor this past weekend of being the first Gator arrested in the Urban Meyer era.

Weary UF starters get break in practice
The Florida Gators all reached the practice field by 6 p.m. Monday, and a shade past 6:30 p.m., they split into two groups.

Grace arrested after altercation
Florida redshirt freshman Dawayne Grace was arrested by Gainesville police early Sunday morning after an altercation outside a set of bars near campus.

Gators' freshman cornerback arrested
UF redshirt freshman cornerback Dawayne Grace was arrested early Sunday morning at a Gainesville parking lot after a physical confrontation.

Banged-up UF needs to heal quickly
Caught in the balancing act of resting his top players and healing his injured playmakers, coach Urban Meyer faces some tough practice decisions during a pivotal week for the Gators.

LSU seeks redemption
LSU has had its two easy games. Now it's time to get back in the game.

CB suspended after arrest at nightclub
Cornerback Dawayne Grace has been suspended after he was arrested early Sunday morning outside a nightclub.

Grace out for LSU game after arrest
Florida coach Urban Meyer said after Monday night's practice that backup defensive back Dawayne Grace will not be making the trip to Louisiana State for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. because of an incident over the weekend.

Arrest ends perfect off-field behavior
During Urban Meyer's 11-month tenure in Gainesville, a previously troubled UF team had impressed its disciplinarian coach with a squeaky-clean off-field image.

Florida Gator Basketball

Spreading the wealth
Florida lost close to 60 percent of its scoring offense when underclassmen Matt Walsh and Anthony Roberson joined senior David Lee in testing the NBA waters last June.

Gators get third recruit for 2006
lorida added a versatile forward to its list of 2006 commitments Monday. If he signs a letter of intent next month, 6-foot-6, 235-pound forward Jonathan Mitchell from Mount Vernon, N.Y., could add a combination of strength and touch on the frontline. Mitchell made a verbal commitment to the Gators after a visit to campus this past weekend.

Baby Gators will change formula
With David Lee, Matt Walsh and Anthony Roberson gone, the Florida basketball team is certainly going to need to find some scorers this season.

UF sports new look without Big Three
The Big Three is down to the Big Zero. For the past two years, the Gators have been defined by the trio of David Lee, Matt Walsh and Anthony Roberson.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Injuries leave Florida shorthanded early
Media Day for Florida's women's basketball team looked more like Medical Day on Monday.

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