Gator News and World Report (11/27/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, November 27, 2006. Learning a lesson from loss; 11-1, 3-0 vs. rivals has enough style; Gators just keep finding ways to win their games; Slim as it is, UF still has a chance; Gators Clinging To Title Hopes; Orange forecast for UF?; Gators stuck in fourth; Chris Leak will not flinch and more...

Florida Gator Football

11-1, 3-0 vs. rivals has enough style
I know they're driving you crazy. I know there are times when you can't believe what you're seeing, especially when Chris Hetland runs out onto the field to try another field goal.

Gators just keep finding ways to win their games
The team that can't make a field goal or can't seem to put four good quarters together is heading to Atlanta to play for a championship.

Slim as it is, UF still has a chance
Florida's football team will have to change a lot of minds to make it to the BCS title game. The Gators are still fourth in the BCS standings while Southern Cal moved past Michigan into second in the standings. UF trails Michigan by .32 points which is not an insurmountable number.

USC moves up to No. 2, Gators hang in at 4 in AP poll
Southern California is the new No. 2. The Trojans advanced one spot to overtake Michigan in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, a day after their 44-24 victory over Notre Dame. USC, the sixth team to be ranked No. 2 this season behind No. 1 Ohio State, leads the Wolverines by 36 points in the poll.

Gators Clinging To Title Hopes
The University of Florida's injury situation wasn't as dire Sunday as it appeared Saturday, but the Gators' national championship hopes are barely clinging to life.

Orange forecast for UF?
The bowl scenarios for UF, which stayed at No. 4 in the BCS rankings, are varied. But the Orange Bowl could call if the Gators lose to Arkansas.

Gators' bowl picture clears
Florida's post-season options finally have come into focus as the Gators' national title hopes continue to fade. Florida concludes a month filled with speculation and a healthy dose of politicking by coach Urban Meyer with a good idea of the impact of Saturday's SEC Championship game against Arkansas.

Arkansas' Nutt says he's not seeking job at Miami
Arkansas coach Houston Nutt says he is not seeking the open coaching position at Miami.

Bowden has nothing good to say about it
He walked through the arc of media, sat down, sat back, folded his arms across his chest.

Arkansas is UF's title game
Florida football coach Urban Meyer is eager to begin preparing for the Gators' shot at the Southeastern Conference Championship but he took time out for one final blast at the Bowl Championship Series system.

Gators, Hogs get ready for SEC title game
LSU coach Les Miles probably will not watch the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday between Arkansas and Florida, because it may hurt too much.

Gators stuck in fourth
Sorry Florida. You'll probably have to settle for a BCS bowl at best. And a loss to Arkansas in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game will likely send you to the Capital One Bowl.

The Gators deserve a shot at Buckeyes
A sort-of change of mind from three weeks ago: Ohio State and Michigan are the two best teams in college-affiliated football, no matter what happens when they play their next games after a month layoff.

Chris Leak will not flinch
Every time the Florida Gators take on the Florida State Seminoles , you can expect some fireworks. After all, this game has given football fans all kinds of thrills over the years.

Conversation with Bobby Bowden
Late in Saturday's game against rival Florida, the opportunity to make history was in Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford's hands.

Florida's Meyer familiar with Hogs
Florida football coach Urban Meyer is in just his second season with the Gators, but he's already gotten a crash course on his opponent in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game.

Florida Gator Basketball

Learning a lesson from loss
The sting of Florida's first defeat in 18 games started to sink in as Kansas fans reached the floor during the postgame Las Vegas Invitational ceremony, chanting "rock, chalk, Jayhawk."

Florida Gator Volleyball

O'Connell Center site of plenty of NCAA tourney action
Florida's road to the NCAA volleyball final four in Omaha, Neb., starts at the O'Connell Center. The Gators learned Sunday they will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday and Friday and will remain at home through the regional finals Dec. 9 should they advance that far.

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