Gator News and World Report (11/14/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, November 14, 2006. UF thinks of changes on defense; Young players will pay a price; Baseball team excited to erase sour 2005 season; No. 1 Gators begin in-state slate of games; Offensive Coordinator Defends Play Calling; Coach Urban Meyer won't mention him publicly by name and more...

Florida Gator Football

UF thinks of changes on defense
In the wake of consecutive sub-par performances by the defense, the Florida coaching staff is contemplating changes this week.

Gators' leading tacklers may sit
Florida may be without two of its best defensive players Saturday against Western Carolina. Linebackers Brandon Siler (sprained left MCL) and Earl Everett (ankle) are questionable for the noon kickoff against the Catamounts. Siler suffered his injury last Wednesday in practice but played in UF's 17-16 victory over South Carolina on Saturday, and Everett suffered his injury against the Gamecocks.

Offensive Coordinator Defends Play Calling
Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen defended his play calling Monday night and said he rarely hears the criticism lobbed at him by fans.

Noon Start For Florida-FSU
The Florida-Florida State game on Nov. 25 at Doak Campbell Stadium will start at noon, it was announced today.

UF linebacker Siler 'very questionable' to play Saturday
Coach Urban Meyer said Sunday he made a mistake in playing linebacker Brandon Siler against South Carolina. And though Meyer said Monday that the decision did not worsen the partial tear in Siler's left knee, he sounded skeptical about getting anything out of Siler against Western Carolina. Meyer called Siler ``very questionable.''

Thomas 'issue' has UF defense in bind
Coach Urban Meyer won't mention him publicly by name.

Florida Gator Basketball

Young players will pay a price
Florida freshman Dan Werner wore a bandage over his right eye as he arrived Monday at the school basketball practice facility.

No. 1 Gators begin in-state slate of games
When Florida assembles its non-conference basketball schedule, the Gators make it a point to include as many in-state teams as possible.

Florida Gator Baseball

Baseball team excited to erase sour 2005 season
Pat McMahon wrapped up fall baseball practice last week with plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the 2007 season.

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