Gator News And World Report (12/27/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, December 27, 2005. Making the jump; Caldwell has big dreams for '06; Meyer trying to remake UF's bowl image; Leak Could Make Leap Next Year; Caldwell Will Have To Wait 'Til Next Year; A welcomed invite; UF-Iowa pits father against son; Quiet Hinkel knows his value; Gators arrive with bowl drought on mind; Degory puts bowl win before streak and more...

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Caldwell has big dreams for '06
The last time he was with the Gators in his hometown, Florida wide receiver Andre Caldwell predicted he would put on a show against Iowa in the Outback Bowl two years ago as a true freshman.

Meyer trying to remake UF's bowl image
Coach using senior linebacker McCullough to remind team of what winning means.

Leak Could Make Leap Next Year
Urban Meyer offered a frank appraisal of his offense, specifically the quarterback play. "If you look at the stats, they were terrible," the University of Florida coach said.

Hawkeyes Feel At Home
There are only six days left before Iowa and Florida meet in the Outback Bowl, and injured Hawkeyes linebacker Chris Brevi knows his performance leading up to the 2004 Outback Bowl is most likely out of reach.

Caldwell Will Have To Wait 'Til Next Year
Florida WR Andre Caldwell said Monday he soon may get a doctor's clearance to stop doing his Lance Armstrong impersonation.

A welcomed invite
It might be just a short ride down Interstate 75, but Tampa has never looked better to the Florida Gators. And the Outback Bowl -- once considered a consolation -- has never looked more prestigious to a Florida football program that spent most of the season looking for an identity.

UF-Iowa pits father against son
Ann Mattison wants to see the kind of football game only a mother could love. Or the wife of a defensive coach.

Quiet Hinkel knows his value
While several other Iowa football players were caught up in a media blitz Monday afternoon, Ed Hinkel leaned against a fence and savored his anonymity.

Florida preps more likely to I.D. Hawkeyes
The first several times they ventured into Florida high schools and homes for recruiting stops, the Iowa football coaches were selling hope and an opportunity for early playing time.

Gators arrive with bowl drought on mind
Florida is looking to end a bowl victory drought as the Gators started final preparations Monday for next week's Outback Bowl matchup with Iowa.

Degory puts bowl win before streak
When Florida hired Urban Meyer as its new head coach for the 2005 season, one of the first people he called was Gators center Mike Degory, to try to convince him not to turn pro after his junior year.

Florida Gator Basketball

Top six in Top 25 stay the same
Duke held the No. 1 spot it has occupied since the preseason rankings after a light week of games failed to produce changes Monday at the top of The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Making the jump
Wearing her No. 13 P.K. Yonge uniform for the final time, Janine Williams listened closely and then pondered the question for a few seconds.

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