Gator News and World Report (11/3/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, Noevember 12, 2006. Gators work out preseason kinks; Gator Volleyball faces tough test tonight; Meyer mum about kicker; Gators receive stark reminder; Adjusting headgear; Meyer Will Name Kicker Before Game; Hetland is trying to boot problems; Massimino OK with debut loss and more...

Florida Gator Football

UF defenders set sights on stopping Vandy QB
When the topic of defending Vanderbilt quarterback Chris Nickson came up earlier this week, Florida coach Urban Meyer quickly referred to a play that one of his own quarterbacks executed this season.

Meyer mum about kicker
Florida coach Urban Meyer has decided to wait until Saturday in Nashville to name his starting place-kicker.

Commodores' receiver shines
After establishing a rapport with Jay Cutler last season and becoming an All-SEC receiver, Earl Bennett's role in the Vanderbilt offense has been greatly diminished in the offense this year.

Adjusting headgear
Chris Hetland doesn't understand it. The football leaves his foot true and sails through the uprights all the time during practice.

Meyer Will Name Kicker Before Game
After a full week of competition and with every kick attempted in practice this week charted, Florida coach Urban Meyer still isn't ready to name a starting kicker for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.

Hetland is trying to boot problems
Florida's kicking game may rest with a sports psychologist. Senior K Chris Hetland, still the starter, is trying to shake his 1-for-7 slump on field goals this season by consulting with a doctor who specializes in the mental aspect of the game, Coach Urban Meyer said.

Gators-to-Be Excel as LHS D-Backs
It wasn't an easy question for either Steve Wilks or Ahmad Black to answer.

Nelson making big impact for Gators
A female student followed Florida safety Reggie Nelson several hundred feet, waiting for him to stop chatting with teammates and then asking him to pose for a picture.

Two Dore defenders will be game-time decisions
The status of Reshard Langford and Curtis Gatewood, two of Vanderbilt's best defensive players, remained uncertain as the Commodores prepared to face Florida on Saturday.

Florida Gator Basketball

Gators work out preseason kinks
It wasn't pretty, but first-game exhibitions rarely are. What concerned Florida coach Billy Donovan most about his team's 70-41 drubbing of NAIA Division II Northwood wasn't execution as much as effort Thursday. The reigning national champions took on the defensive posture Donovan feared before the season began.

Gators receive stark reminder
Coach Billy Donovan can do a lot to make sure his Florida Gators have a good chance to repeat as NCAA men's basketball champions.

Massimino OK with debut loss
Coach Rollie Massimino unfolded his arms, chewed his gum a little harder and ran his hand over his head as halftime approached.

Noah a sub as Gators open with rout
Al Horford scored 11 as defending national champion Florida routed NAIA Northwood 70-41 in its exhibition opener Thursday.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Gator Volleyball faces tough test tonight
Gator volleyball faces tough test tonight Florida seniors Rhian Davis and Stefanie Douglas were chatting recently about how much the SEC has improved as a volleyball conference since their days as underclassmen.

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