Gator News And World Report (10/26/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, October 26, 2005. Tweaking the offense; Leak does reconnaissance in Georgia; UF soccer, volleyball teams want you; Welcome to the rivalry, Urban; UF loses Demps for season; First tests for 'Dogs QB: risk management, finance; Meyer Tweaking Option For Offense; Time for Leak to spread wings or go to bench; Tight end a plus for Dawgs and more...

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Tweaking the offense
Since the day he took the job back in December, Urban Meyer has been adamant about his plans for the Florida offense. This, he stressed, was going to be a scheme built around, and catering to, the skills of his players.

Knee surgery to cost senior center one month
The knee injury that senior Florida center Adrian Moss suffered over the weekend in practice turned out to be worse than originally expected.

Leak does reconnaissance in Georgia
Two seasons ago, Florida quarterback Chris Leak hid behind sunglasses and a cap when he attended the UAB-Georgia game in Athens during Florida's bye week.

Welcome to the rivalry, Urban
Florida coach Urban Meyer says he understands how important the Florida-Georgia game is.

UF loses Demps for season
Freshman Jon Demps suffered a torn ACL Monday in a non-contact drill and will undergo surgery in a couple of weeks. Coach Urban Meyer originally thought it was a sprain, but a Tuesday MRI exam revealed much worse news.

First tests for 'Dogs QB: risk management, finance
Don't expect any Willis Reed-like storyline on Saturday for Shockley. Reed limped onto the court in Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 1970 when he wasn't expected to play

Meyer Tweaking Option For Offense
University of Florida receiver Dallas Baker broke up an interview with fellow receiver Chad Jackson last week to reveal the play Baker believes will end the Gators' offensive slump.

LB Demps Will Miss Season With Torn ACL
Florida's depth at linebacker took a major hit Tuesday when doctors discovered freshman Jon Demps has a torn anterior cruciate ligament that will cost him the rest of the season.

Time for Leak to spread wings or go to bench
Two quarters. One half. That's it. That's how long Florida Coach Urban Meyer should give quarterback Chris Leak on Saturday to make something happen in this dead- . . . er, spread-option offense

Tight end a plus for Dawgs
At some point Saturday, Georgia quarterback Joe Tereshinski III will find himself chased by a Florida pass rusher.

Gators get 'relief' in Bulldogs backup
Injured Georgia star D.J. Shockley will be replaced by relative unknown Joe Tereshinski III, a change that has Florida salivating.

Georgia's hopes in hands of backup QB
Joe Tere-who? The Florida Gators wondered the same thing about the quarterback who'll look to end UF's Southeastern Conference title hopes during his first career start.

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UF soccer, volleyball teams want you
As in years past, the University of Florida women's volleyball and soccer teams have come out strong.

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