Gator News And World Report (11/25/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, November 25, 2005. Gators must put aside past for game today; FSU finds 'a natural' in receiver Carr; Why UF has struggled this season; Injuries sink high hopes for Seminoles, Gators; Gators-Seminoles Rivalry Starting To Heat Up On Hardwood; Leak stays positive; Seniors leaving with some regrets; Noles' duo less than dynamic; UF vs. FSU notebook and more...

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Waiting for an upswing
here was a time not so long ago when Florida State was Southern Cal. This incredible run by the Trojans is better than the one that FSU put together from 1996-2000 because USC has won more titles and has a shot at a three-peat. But the stretch enjoyed by Bobby Bowden and his Seminoles included an amazing four national championship games in five years.

FSU finds 'a natural' in receiver Carr
he first thing you notice about Greg Carr is his size. That's obvious. Florida State's 6-foot-6 freshman wide receiver typically lines up against defensive backs who stand six or seven inches shorter. It's an immediate mismatch.

Why UF has struggled this season
Sometimes the hardest question to answer is, "Why?" But here at the Times-Union, we have the answer to that question -- at least when it comes to what went wrong at Florida and Florida State. Here are five reasons why the Gators have had a disappointing season in 2005:

Injuries sink high hopes for Seminoles, Gators
Florida and Florida State opened the season with lofty expectations that increased significantly after huge early wins.

Why FSU has struggled this season
Sometimes the hardest question to answer is, "Why?" But here at the Times-Union, we have the answer to that question -- at least when it comes to what went wrong at Florida and Florida State. Here are five reasons why the Seminoles have had a disappointing season in 2005:

Gators-Seminoles Rivalry Starting To Heat Up On Hardwood
University of Florida center Al Horford, from the Dominican Republic by way of Michigan, didn't understand until January the Florida-Florida State rivalry extends past the football field.

Balance of power
This is a story about a question that can't be answered.

Leak stays positive
The criticism will always come, the pokes and jabs at his play will never stop flying.Chris Leak tries to shield himself from it all, even if some days he wishes the red practice jersey he wears to prevent him from getting hit would carry over to the rest of his life.

UF motivated to prove critics wron
As the tape played last Friday afternoon at Manhattan's Shelburne Murray Hill hotel, the rage in the room grew.

UF seniors haven't forgotten Austin
Four days a week in the fall, when S Jarvis Herring takes and leaves Florida's practice field, he brushes a hand across a plaque at the field's gate.

Seniors leaving with some regrets
If you thought former Florida coach Ron Zook was the cause for the Gators' recent demise, think again.

Noles' duo less than dynamic
Few tailback duos had more lofty expectations entering this season than FSU's Lorenzo Booker and Leon Washington.

UF vs. FSU notebook
Florida fans have begun to grow impatient with first-year coach Urban Meyer -- especially after former coach Steve Spurrier's South Carolina team beat UF two weeks ago.

Gator says goodbye with Autin in mind
He's never far from Todd McCullough's thoughts, but for the last time, the Florida senior will carry the memory of Eraste Autin to the playing field of The Swamp.

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Gators must put aside past for game today
Leonard Hamilton looks at what Florida has accomplished so far this season and sees the recipe for something special.

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