Gator News And World Report (10/13/2005)

The Gator News And World Report for Thursday, October 13, 2005. Gators too much for Dawgs; LSU's QB is dealing with plenty; Gators put the full Nelson on display; While Cornelius, McDonald are day-to-day, Leak is good; No more 'pretty ball'; Meyer still seeking help from third wide receiver; Gators Getting Funky; Miles wants LSU to play smarter; Leak's injury concerns Meyer;

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LSU's QB is dealing with plenty
College football careers for a quarterback tend to fluctuate unless you're Matt Leinart. Good game, bad game, mediocre game. Touchdown, pick, touchdown. Good decision, bad decision, no-brainer.

Gators put the full Nelson on display
he Florida coaches have a nice little arrangement going with Reggie Nelson. The more they give him, the more they play him, the more plays he makes.

While Cornelius, McDonald are day-to-day, Leak is good
Starting wide receiver Jemalle Cornelius practiced Wednesday, but he could not make it through the entire workout because of soreness in his sprained ankle.

Hurricanes beget dicey road trip to LSU-Gators game
For University of Florida football fans planning to travel to Saturday's game at Louisiana State University, the pre- and post-game partying will likely be more subdued than normal.

Gators defensive end now happy and healthy
Jarvis Moss nearly quit Florida's football team because of bone infection, but he recovered to play.

Meyer still seeking help from third wide receiver
Before the season started, Florida coach Urban Meyer needed a wide receiver and a running back, but no one emerged.

Gators Getting Funky

Cornelius' Status For LSU Uncertain
Still suffering from a sore right ankle, Florida WR Jemalle Cornelius had to leave practice Wednesday, and Coach Urban Meyer isn't certain whether he will play against LSU on Saturday.

Gators catch injury bug
Just days before facing LSU, many of Florida's star players continue to recover from injuries. Junior quarterback Chris Leak practiced for the second consecutive day after sitting out practice last week because of a shoulder injury -- he played in Saturday's game against Mississippi State but had to take a pain-killing injection.

UF's offensive coordinator sticks to game plan
Dan Mullen wouldn't take "no" for an answer and a few years later was saying "I do." After the brash Bowling Green quarterbacks coach sent his third unsolicited e-mail, Toledo TV reporter Megan West reluctantly agreed to lunch.

Keys to the Big Games
a. Mince-meat – So, Gator defense, you've popped in the Tennessee-LSU film. What did you notice? Well, when the Vols defensive line wanted to take over, they did. When they did, all four guys were able to get some heat on LSU QB JaMarcus Russell, and you know the rest. That being said, the key to the Gator defense this week is going to be DE Jeremy Mincey

Emmitt gets Florida's attention with speech
The most important coaching move Florida coach Urban Meyer made Saturday happened long before the Gators took the field to play Mississippi State. It came at breakfast when he allowed former Florida star Emmitt Smith speak to the team.

Injury news mixed for Tigers
LSU starting outside linebacker E.J. Kuale, who has missed the entire season because of an ankle injury, continues to do a little more at practice for the Tigers.

Miles wants LSU to play smarter
LSU coach Les Miles hopes the Southeastern Conference's best academic institution taught his team a thing or two.

Portis a better fit in 'Spread -n-Shred'
Everyone's thinking it, so I might as well say it. University of Florida backup QB Josh Portis gives the Gators their best chance to win at LSU on Saturday. For that matter, he might give them their best chance to win the rest of the season.

Depth troubling to Meyer
Before the season started, Florida head coach Urban Meyer respeatedly said he needed players to step up for jobs.

Gators looking everywhere to fill receiver hole
Before the season started, Gators coach Urban Meyer said he needed a fifth receiver to emerge.

Leak's injury concerns Meyer
It was 9 a.m. Tuesday on campus, and Chris Leak, instead of shouldering a backpack, wore a mammoth ice pack on his throwing shoulder.

Defense key for LSU against Gators Saturday
If LSU's defense ever catches up with its offense, the rest of the Southeastern Conference might be forced to run for cover.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Gators too much for Dawgs
Amber McCray rose off the O'Connell Center floor, raised her arm in the air and killed a ball on Georgia's side of the court. Across the floor on the Bulldogs' bench, McCray's older sister, Nicole, leaned back in her chair, looked toward the ceiling and covered her face in her hand.

UF sweeps hapless Bulldogs
Many UF volleyball fans probably thought it would be a long time coming before the home crowd would ever cheer for anyone donning red and black, but Georgia head coach Steffi Legall and assistant coach Nicole McCray received friendly pre-game ovations from the Gators' faithful.

Florida Gator Mike Peterson

No more 'pretty ball'
Mike Peterson relishes the challenge of playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "That's the reason you play linebacker, to play teams like Pittsburgh," Peterson said Wednesday as his Jaguars began practicing for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

Florida Gator Jimtavis Walker

Jimtavis Walker leaves the team
Second string running back Jimtavis Walker left the Oregon State football team, coach Mike Riley said Wednesday after practice.

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