Gator News and World Report (9/22/2006)

Gator News and World Report for Friday, September 22, 2006. Fabulous freshmen; Gators to continue ownership of Wildcats; Harvin's status a game-time decision; SEC Power Poll; Thomas' Testing Continues; UF's Harvin To Be A Game-Time Decision; Top defensive tackle still unsure of status; Special teams concerns UF and more...

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Fabulous freshmen
Florida's consensus No. 2 recruiting class has made an immediate impact this season. One of UF's best offensive players is a true freshman, nine true freshmen are running with the second team and 13 are listed on the depth chart for Saturday's game against Kentucky.

Gators to continue ownership of Wildcats
You may have enjoyed all of the great football last Saturday, but Pat's Picks had a miserable day. Why did I pick against Florida? And why did all of you wait until after Florida won to e-mail about what a jerk I am. I was a jerk before the game, too.

Harvin's status a game-time decision
True freshman wide receiver Percy Harvin saw only limited activity in practice Thursday and his status remains uncertain for Saturday's game against Kentucky.

Gators receiver Harvin practices for first time after injury
Gators receiver Percy Harvin practiced for the first time Thursday after sustaining a left high ankle sprain against Tennessee.

SEC Power Poll
Times-Union sports writer Michael DiRocco ranks the SEC teams and monitors their momentum.

Thomas' Testing Continues
A machine that regularly guest stars on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" could affect whether University of Florida defensive tackle Marcus Thomas wins his appeal of a second positive test for marijuana.

UF's Harvin To Be A Game-Time Decision
Freshman WR Percy Harvin had been walking around in a protective boot after Florida's win against Tennessee on Saturday until as recently as Thursday afternoon, but he practiced with the team Thursday and will be a game-time decision when the Gators play Kentucky on Saturday.

UF's Meyer: No update on Thomas' status
Meyer: No update on Thomas' status Florida coach Urban Meyer on Thursday refused to discuss the status of defensive tackle Marcus Thomas, who has been suspended indefinitely for failing his second drug test this season.

Top defensive tackle still unsure of status
Suspended Florida defensive tackle Marcus Thomas might not find out for a while how many games he's going to miss because he tested positive twice this summer for marijuana.

Thomas details steeped in a haze of smoke
The word "indefinite," used Wednesday to describe Florida senior defensive tackle Marcus Thomas' suspension, continued to define the situation Thursday.

Meyer tight-lipped on Thomas' appeal
Marcus Thomas' future with the Gators remains in limbo as Coach Urban Meyer refused Thursday to discuss the senior defensive tackle's status or announce a definite suspension.

Special teams concerns UF
Offensively, the Gators have a big advantage over Kentucky.

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