Gator News and World Report (10/24/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, October 24, 2005. Shockley doubtful vs. UF; Gators beat travel-tested LSU; Offensive play on offensive line; Injury gives UF helping hand; Joe T. to Lead UGA During Florida Game; Meyer gets crash course on Bulldogs and more....

Florida Gator Football

Shockley doubtful vs. UF
Joe Tereshinski will be the Georgia quarterback Florida faces in Jacksonville on Saturday, but the Gators are preparing for D.J. Shockley just in case.

Some things change... and some things never will when it comes to Gator Nation
Seven games into last season, Florida's coach was about to get fired. The one-year anniversary is Tuesday and there are plans for champagne at

Richt: D.J. won't play
If No. 4 Georgia is going to put together its first winning streak in the Florida-Georgia series since 1987-89, the Bulldogs are going to have to do it without perhaps the best player in the Southeastern Conference.

UGA's Shockley To Miss Game Against UF
A sprained knee ligament will keep University of Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley from playing against Florida on Saturday in Jacksonville, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said Sunday.

Offensive play on offensive line
Here comes the snap, and Florida's offensive line springs into action. But all too often, the next few seconds for the Gators' linemen look nothing like they should. Defensive ends power past UF tackles placed in one-on-one situations. Guards miss charging linebackers. Quarterback Chris Leak ends up sprinting out of the pocket or lying on his back, the line turning and watching helplessly.

Offensive protection has been little out of line
The Gators, who gave up seven sacks in their first seven games last season, have allowed 24 this year.

Injury gives UF helping hand
The key player standing between the University of Florida and its Southeastern Conference title hopes looks to be out of the picture.

UF isn't only team struggling with spread option
The spread-option offense of Urban Meyer has seen much better days. The Florida Gators' coach spent last week dumbing down the scheme that baffled defensive coordinators a season ago and put Notre Dame and UF in a tug of war for Meyer's services. It also spurred a couple of branches on the 41-year-old's coaching tree.

Joe T. to Lead UGA During Florida Game
Joe Tereshinski had just trotted off the field after a punt when he got quite a battlefield promotion. He was going from special teams to quarterback for the fourth-ranked team in the country.

Meyer gets crash course on Bulldogs
What's on the line for Florida in Saturday's meeting with Georgia in Jacksonville? It didn't take long on game week for Gators coach urban Meyer to get a quick reminder.

Dogs hand off to Tereshinski
Florida will prepare to face Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley, Gators' coach Urban Meyer said Sunday. If that's the case, the Gators will be the only ones.

Shockley might miss Cocktail Party
Urban Meyer was hardly shy on Sunday about what the Georgia game means to the Gators.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Gators beat travel-tested LSU
The metal "Hurricane Evacuation Route" highway sign had its own seat on LSU's bench Sunday afternoon in the O'Connell Center. The sign has become a symbol of unity for a volleyball team which was playing on the road for the 19th time out of 21 matches this season.

UF dominates LSU, Arkansas
Mother Nature decided to wait until Monday to unleash her latest storm on Florida, so the Gators provided some thunder of their own this weekend at the O'Connell Center.

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