Gator News and World Report (10/19/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, October 19, 2006. Outplayed: Lack of possessions hurt UF; Recruiting update; New season, new bye week; Gators Have Different Mentality This Bye Week and more...

Florida Gator Football

Outplayed: Lack of possessions hurt UF
For a coach who has such contempt for the new running clock in college football, Saturday night's loss at Auburn turned into Urban Meyer's ultimate nightmare.

Recruiting update
The Gators are locked in a battle with the Miami Hurricanes for the services of Jacksonville Forrest linebacker Brandon Hicks. Hicks (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) is ranked sixth at his position in the nation and 14th overall in Florida by Rivals.com.

New season, new bye week
Florida entered its bye week this season with one more win and an entirely different mentality than 2005.

Gators Have Different Mentality This Bye Week
Florida entered their bye week this year with one more win on their record and with an entirely different mentality then 2005.

Top of 'Mount BCS' in SEC's signts
Urban Meyer coached an unbeaten team in 2004 and lost just one conference game in two seasons at Utah. Now in his second year in the SEC, the Florida coach wonders if he'll enjoy that kind of success ever again.

Dynamic freshman refused to sit through injury
Urban Meyer ordered Percy Harvin off the field. Mickey Marotti, director of strength and conditioning, ordered Harvin off the field.

Gators' captain Cornelius is talk of the town
How much does Florida coach Urban Meyer think of senior receiver Jemalle Cornelius?

Meyer wants to use Harvin more often
If Florida coach Urban Meyer has one regret about his team's loss to Auburn on Saturday, it is the coaching staff's inability to get the ball in Percy Harvin's hands more often.

Florida Gator Basketball

Donovan expects improved defense this year
The game inside the game occurred during the long afternoons inside the Florida basketball practice facility. There, Florida coach Billy Donovan would draw up plays for the offense, while assistant coach Larry Shyatt countered with his strategy on the defensive side. Each possession became a mini-scrimmage, with pride on the line.

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