Gators tumble to No. 18
Physically and emotionally spent, the Florida Gators are in need of a break. Some will get it this week during the open date. Others apparently will not.
Emotional Urban OK with Foley
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley watched his football coach fight back tears following the Gators' loss to LSU on Saturday, and he understood exactly what Urban Meyer was feeling.
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The run game showed up, but the pass offense was awful. The pass protection again stunk, and Chris Leak seems to be regressing as a passer. He threw for only 107 yards, and the Gators had more punts (seven) than completions (five) in the first half.
UF Gets 2-Minute Drilled
Four times in Saturday's fourth quarter, the University of Florida offense lined up with a chance to drive for a win.
QB confused by reports of his confusion
Florida's Chris Leak denied a report that he said he was confused by coach Urban Meyer's offense and has lost confidence. 'I never said that,' he said.
Meyer tearful after loss
In two seasons at Utah, coach Urban Meyer shed few if any tears around his team. No reason to cry when you go 22-2 and you're hailed as an offensive genius.
Gators still lack offensive results Wait til next year? Production against LSU shows there is still a long way to go.
Marcus Thomas talked about the need to get more teammates on the boat. Trying to explain Florida's struggles, the Gator defensive tackle said, "We got a couple people on the boat but not everybody. Once we get everybody it is going to be something special."
Back to the drawing board
On Sunday morning, a group of weary Florida Gator fans walked through the Baton Rouge airport searching for their solace, an airplane out of Cajun Country. Those souls who had braved trying to find a hotel in an area still
Leak, Meyer make no excuses
Whatever the problem is, it's not the shoulder. Chris Leak and Urban Meyer insisted after Saturday's 21-17 loss to LSU that the shoulder Leak re-injured Oct. 1 against Alabama was not a factor in the junior quarterback's career-low 11-for-30 effort (for 107 yards).
Stiffling defense cannot overcome offensive ineptitude
As the scoreboard at Tiger Stadium flashed straight zeros, defensive tackle Marcus Thomas held back a tear. After all, what more could UF's defense have done to alter the Gators' 21-17 loss to LSU?
LSU buries Gators in Death Valley
Urban Meyer's face froze. He remained expressionless for a few moments before quivering and, ultimately, shedding a tear.