Gator News and World Report (1/5/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, January 5, 2006. It was wrong call, an official admits; Jackson heads to NFL; Gators open their SEC play at home tonight; Recruiting Update; On to NFL for Florida WR Jackson; Two Skip To NFL and more...

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It was wrong call, an official admits
After further review, referees at the Outback Bowl made the wrong call at the end of Florida's 31-24 win Monday over Iowa in Tampa.

Jackson heads to NFL
Junior wide receiver Chad Jackson has informed UF officials he is declaring for the NFL Draft and will not return for his senior season.

Recruiting Update
When the CaliFlorida Bowl kicked off on Dec. 31 in Anaheim, Calif., it appeared six Gators commitments were on the Florida team

On to NFL for Florida WR Jackson
Cornerback Webb still undecided about senior season with Gators.

Supervisor: Outback crew erred
If anyone understands how much a team can be hurt by officiating mistakes, it is Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley. In 2003, the Gators were hurt by six controversial fumble calls in a 38-34 loss to rival Florida State in a game officiated by Atlantic Coast Conference referees.

Two Skip To NFL
Wide receiver Chad Jackson and cornerback Dee Webb will skip their senior seasons at the University of Florida and enter the NFL draft.

Jackson to leave Gators for NFL
Florida wide receiver Chad Jackson will not return to the Gators next season, choosing instead to forgo his senior season of eligibility and enter April's NFL draft.

Gators' Jackson will go pro; report says Webb will, too
Junior wide receiver Chad Jackson, who tied the University of Florida's single-season record with 88 catches this season, is leaving early for the NFL Draft, Gators Athletic Director Jeremy Foley confirmed Wednesday.

Texas Grabs No. 1 Ranking in the End
All season long, the No. 1 ranking belonged to Southern California - before Texas swiped it away at the end. The Longhorns finished first, a unanimous choice, in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 1969 after beating the Trojans 41-38 in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday night. Not only did Texas end USC's 34-game winning streak, the Longhorns snapped USC's record string of 33 consecutive polls as No. 1

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Gators open their SEC play at home tonight
They're 12-1, winners of 10 straight games and recipients of a new No. 25 ranking in the USA TODAY/ESPN coaches' poll.

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