Gator News and World Report (9/19/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, September 19, 2006. TV criticism got Gators fired up; Was that trip a penalty?; Corso's 'soft' criticism stirred up UF defense; A look back; Meyer expects Harvin to return vs. Kentucky; Tennessee finds key errors after Florida game; Gator-surrounded crash victims saved; Fulmer still upset over Vols blowing 10-point lead and more...

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TV criticism got Gators fired up
Nothing good usually comes of sitting around a hotel room all day waiting to play a night game. This time, the endless wait proved to be a positive and highly motivating experience for the Florida Gators.

Was that trip a penalty?
Florida punt returner Brandon James said he was certain he was end-zone bound after making his final cut near midfield, a sharp move that sent punter Britton Colquitt sprawling in the first half of Saturday's game. Then, suddenly, James was on the ground, the victim of a Tennessee trip.

Corso's 'soft' criticism stirred up UF defense
Florida fans can thank ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso for the Gators' defensive showing against Tennessee.

Everett Honored By SEC
Florida LB Earl Everett was the lone winner of the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the week award for his 11-tackle performance in the Gators' 21-20 win at Tennessee, but Everett had to share defensive player of the week honors on his own team.

A look back
THE GAME: After falling behind by 10 points in the third quarter, Florida's offense and defense made every remaining key play to rally for a 21-20 victory at Tennessee. QB Chris Leak found Dallas Baker for two second-half touchdown passes, and DeShawn Wynn ran 22 times for 104 yards. Leak finished 15-for-25 for 199 yards, three touchdowns (the other to Jemalle Cornelius) and an interception. He leads the nation with 10 TD passes. UF held the Vols to minus-11 yards rushing.

Game time for UF-Alabama set
Florida has announced the kickoff time for its Alabama home game on Sept. 30. The Gators will host the Crimson Tide at 3:30 p.m. in a game that will be televised on CBS.

Meyer expects Harvin to return vs. Kentucky
Florida coach Urban Meyer said he expects freshman receiver Percy Harvin back on the field this weekend despite the high ankle sprain he suffered at Tennessee.

Tennessee finds key errors after Florida game
Tennessee's chance to rally at the end to beat Florida Saturday vanished when the Volunteers couldn't move the ball far enough in their final possession.

Gator-surrounded crash victims saved
A Good Samaritan is being credited with saving the lives of two teens who were surrounded by alligators after crashing their car into an Altamonte Springs, Fla., pond, according to FLORIDA TODAY news partner WKMG Local 6 News.

Fulmer still upset over Vols blowing 10-point lead
They say time is the best healer. But for Tennessee Coach Phillip Fulmer, a couple of days didn't make digesting last Saturday's 21-20 loss to Florida one bit easier.

Cats try to continue making history
Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks has spent the past two weeks moonlighting as a history professor.

Analyst's words ignite Gators
Lee Corso, the Gators heard you. Sitting in their hotel rooms, they watched what you said and listened to your words.

Meyer hushes Leak's Heisman hype
It's UF's dirty seven-letter word. It is a word loaded with both acclaim and disdain. If embraced the right way, it can signify with pride. If taken the wrong way, it can become selfish, egotistic and superfluous.

Vols, Gators a TV hit
The Vols' game against the Florida Gators on Saturday drew one of the largest local television audiences of the year, according to figures released Monday.

Rocky Top reflections
Fans might be talking for some time about Florida's come-from-behind win at Tennessee.

Volleyball squad falls to Gamecocks
University of Florida junior Kisya Killingsworth recorded a career-best 23 kills and 20 digs, but it wasn't enough as South Carolina handed the Gators their second defeat of the season 3-1 (22-30, 34-36, 30-26, 24-30) on Sunday afternoon at the Volleyball Competition Facility.

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SEC starting to catch up with Wise, Gators
Florida's volleyball team awoke Monday morning in an unusual place. For the first time since 1990, the Gators were not in first place in the Southeastern Conference.

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Gator soccer team facing challenges
Florida associate head soccer coach Vic Campbell knows the Gators are better than this.

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