Gator News and World Report (9/14/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, September 14, 2006. Healed & hungry; Ainge may have found savior in Cutcliffe; Gators to pressure QB for all they're worth; In a comfort zone; Gators Learning To Battle Early Adversity; Gators spreading around the carries; K Hetland relying on practice routine; Heat gets best of Gators WR; UF needs conviction when road goes uphill and more..

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Healed & hungry
As the final seconds slipped away on Florida's victory over Central Florida last Saturday night, wide receiver Andre Caldwell and defensive end Ray McDonald made eye contact on the sideline and exchanged knowing nods.

Ainge may have found savior in Cutcliffe
When David Cutcliffe was named offensive coordinator at Tennessee, Vols quarterback Erik Ainge turned to two of the passing guru's prized pupils for some background.

Gators to pressure QB for all they're worth
Unlike the previous two meetings, Florida coaches can make a game plan to defend one quarterback Saturday when they face Tennessee.

Meyer happy with starting right tackle's performance
Much of the concern heading into the season was how Florida's patchwork offensive line would perform without all of its starters healthy.

Recruiting update
FLORIDA: Atlanta Westlake dual-threat quarterback Cameron Newton (6-4, 232 pounds) became the Gators' 16th commitment for the 2007 class when he announced his intentions late last week.

In a comfort zone
Sometime this morning, Chris Leak will walk into Florida's offensive meeting room and write down the first 12 plays he wants the seventh-ranked Gators to run Saturday night at No. 13 Tennessee.

Gators Learning To Battle Early Adversity
Heading into yet another hostile environment Saturday night, Urban Meyer's Gators will try to reverse a trend that plagued them last season: Being unable to overcome early adversity.

Gators spreading around the carries
Tailback Kestahn Moore considers the season so far and shakes his head. He came here to get the carries, to break the highlight-reel runs, to take the Florida running game from punchless to potent.

K Hetland relying on practice routine
Florida K Chris Hetland has attempted plenty of field goals this season for the Gators, just not in any games.

Vols' Ainge seeks to air out his past
Erik Ainge remembers the dreary games holding the clipboard, and he wants to erase those memories from the 2005 season.

Heat gets best of Gators WR
Senior receiver Jemalle Cornelius left Wednesday's practice on a golf cart after suffering from minor heat exhaustion. ''He's just got a little light-headed,'' coach Urban Meyer said.

UF needs conviction when road goes uphill
Coach Urban Meyer has a pretty good idea about how to determine whether his team is going to lose on the road.

UF message: Be nice to Volunteers
Be nice and leave the flasks at home. That's the message University of Florida and University of Tennessee leaders want to pass on to fans attending the big match-up in Knoxville on Saturday.

Vols Football: Surprise! Harrell will play against Gators
Tennessee defensive tackle Justin Harrell, who was ruled out for the season earlier this week, will play Saturday against seventh-ranked Florida, coach Phillip Fulmer said Wednesday.

Baker just playing football
ate in the 2004 Florida-Tennessee game, Gators receiver Dallas Baker and Vols defensive back Jonathan Wade exchanged blows and the incident ended up costing UF.

Football contract renewed with Jax
The annual brawl between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs will remain in Jacksonville for the next four years.

Gators to test Vols' resurgence theory
It was a shocking fall from grace, one that began with a blocked field goal in Gainesville and culminated with Vanderbilt, of all teams, celebrating in Neyland Stadium.

No. 2: 1984
The 1984 Gators squad overcame an incredible amount of off-field turmoil to turn in one of the finest seasons in school history.

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