Gator News and World Report (9/4/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, September 4, 2006. Abdullah, Kerns lead Gator soccer to 200th win; Gators get in work with Canadian Tour; Stinger for Gators; Meyer Wants Elusive Tailbacks; UF's Meyer expects DT Thomas back; Meyer expects more from run game; Despite plenty of positives, Gators still searching for running game and more...

Florida Gator Football

Heavenly Harvin Florida may expand freshman's role
During the recruiting process last year, Pete Carroll tried to sell Percy Harvin on being the next Reggie Bush at Southern Cal. He chose Florida instead and now has a chance to be a Reggie Bush-type player for the Gators.

Stinger for Gators
DeShawn Wynn worked hard, practiced hard and had a good attitude. Then he followed that with a good performance against Southern Miss on Saturday night.

Meyer Wants Elusive Tailbacks
Urban Meyer, on the phone with representatives of several newspapers Sunday, placed a help-wanted ad of sorts.

Search continues
Gators coach Urban Meyer said there will be 'open tryouts' this week for the starting running back position.

UF's Meyer expects DT Thomas back
A Florida pass rush surprisingly in need of a lift awaits the reinstatement of senior defensive tackle Marcus Thomas. Coach Urban Meyer said he expects Thomas, a pre-season All-SEC selection who sat out the season opener, back in the lineup against UCF on Saturday in The Swamp.

Gators have nothing but praise for UCF
These are good times for UCF football. There's unanimous support for the coaches and their philosophies, a conference championship game appearance in the recent past, and as much enthusiasm for the coming weeks as the coming years.

Meyer expects more from run game
Senior running back DeShawn Wynn is expected to be fine after suffering a shoulder injury Saturday night, but coach Urban Meyer isn't sure he can say the same about the Gators' running game.

RBs still issue for Gators
Emmitt Smith. Errict Rhett. Fred Taylor. Ciatrick Fason. The Florida Gators have not historically wanted for stellar, state-grown running backs.

Despite plenty of positives, Gators still searching for running game
One month and one game into the 2006 season, Florida coach Urban Meyer still felt the same frustration as he did at the end of his first year on the job: still searching for a running game.

No. 7 Gators may ask Harvin to boost run game
Florida coach Urban Meyer may have found a way to improve his running game: receiver Percy Harvin.

Florida Gator Soccer

Abdullah, Kerns lead Gator soccer to 200th win
wo Gators turned in the first multi-goal matches of their collegiate careers Sunday as the No. 18 Florida soccer team defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 6-1.

Florida Gator Basketball

Gators get in work with Canadian Tour
Florida's guard tandem of Taurean Green and Walter Hodge combined for 25 points, 14 assists and just one turnover Sunday to lead the Gators to an 84-55 win over the Guelph All-Stars at Bob Davis Gym.

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