Gator News and World Report (10/30/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, October 31, 2006. Donovan says he, Noah on same page; Leak: 'Had Bell Rung,' But No Concussion; UF Loses Penalties Lead; Mistakes cause for concern as Gators head to November; Meyer campaigns for Gators; Gators QB tandem concerns Commodores; Tebow to throw; UF laments penalties and more...

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New Gator motto: Just win
Three of the past four seasons, they were in contention. Now, the Florida Gators are in control.

Offensive habits Many factors stopping offense
It was Monday of Vanderbilt week with Florida preparing for a huge game with the Commodores that will have a major impact on the SEC East title race. So, of course, the questions for Urban Meyer at his weekly news conference were about the Vandy quarterback, Bobby Johnson and traveling to Nashville.

Reggie, Reggie, Reggie. Urban Meyer wasn't chanting that at his weekly news conference Monday, but he might as well have been.

# VANDERBILT COMMODORESLast year The Commodores went 5-6 with a 3-5 mark in SEC play. Vandy ended the season on a positive note, however, by beating Tennessee 28-24 in Knoxville for its first win over the Vols since 1982. Vandy's 5-6 mark was its best record since 1999. Last week

Leak fine, says he just had headache
Florida quarterback Chris Leak said on Monday that reports that he suffered a concussion during the Gators' victory over Georgia on Saturday were incorrect.

McDonald wishes he'd kept ball from TD
Florida's Ray McDonald has one regret from Saturday's game against Georgia. He didn't keep the football after his touchdown. It's not often a defensive end gets to score, and for McDonald, the 9-yard fumble return was the first touchdown he's ever scored in organized football. Taking a souvenir is almost mandatory.

Leak: 'Had Bell Rung,' But No Concussion
Florida QB Chris Leak reiterated Monday that he did not suffer a concus sion but rather had his "bell rung" by a hard hit in Satur- day's win against Georgia. Leak said he played the game with a headache, and that Ga tors coach Urban Meyer may have misunderstood him dur ing a brief postgame conversa tion.

UF Loses Penalties Lead
The University of Florida football team led the nation in a major statistical category for three weeks before finally slipping to second after this past weekend's 21-14 win against Georgia. The Gators tried their hardest to hang on to their lead, but Arizona State must have wanted it a little more.

Mistakes cause for concern as Gators head to November
GAINESVILLE -- Florida offensive tackle Carlton Medder moves before the snap. Third-and-2 becomes third-and 7, and an incompletion later the Gators punt to Georgia.

Leak: 'There was no concussion'
A day after Coach Urban Meyer said QB Chris Leak told him he had a concussion after Saturday's game against Georgia, Leak refuted the statement.

UF's Leak says he is OK to play
Contrary to what coach Urban Meyer said, Gators quarterback Chris Leak said he never had a concussion. `I just got dinged. No more than that.'

Meyer campaigns for Gators
UF coach Urban Meyer won't talk about Florida's chances to win a national title and refuses to answer any questions about the BCS, but he finally did stand up for the Gators, who are fourth in the BCS rankings behind Ohio State, Michigan and West Virginia.

Leak: I didn't have a concussion
Quarterback Chris Leak said he feels fine and is eager to help Florida to its first SEC title since 2000. Leak suffered a blow to the head that caused blurred vision and a pounding headache during Saturday's 21-14 win against Georgia.

Gators QB tandem concerns Commodores
The "LeakBow" show is coming to Music City this week. Florida's two-headed quarterback monster of senior Chris Leak and freshman Tim Tebow will take on Vanderbilt on Saturday. Few have been able to stop the tandem, which has become known as "LeakBow."

Tebow to throw; UF laments penalties
UF's offensive struggles have started to boil over. Excessive penalties, turnovers, dropped passes and a lack of scoring have prompted changes on offense.

Florida Gator Basketball

Donovan says he, Noah on same page
Politically speaking, Florida's coach and big man choose to agree to disagree on certain issues. Still, Billy Donovan does not anticipate dissenting views with returning Final Four Most Outstanding Player Joakim Noah to become a distraction. Already ranked No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, Florida begins defense of its national title with an exhibition game Thursday at the O'Connell Center against Northwood.

Florida Gator Golf

Top-seeded UF men stumble in semis
The top-seeded Florida men's golf team dropped a semifinal match 3-1-1 to defending national champion and No. 4 seed Oklahoma State on Monday at Colonial Country Club. Junior Manuel Villegas picked up his third win of the tournament, running his record to 3-0.

Florida Gator Soccer

Florida is SEC soccer tourney's top seed
The Southeastern Conference has announced brackets for the 2006 Women's Soccer Championship, and Florida is this year's No. 1 seed.

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