Gator News and World Report (11/28/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, November 28, 2006. Atlanta awaits with something new for Gators; 'Total package' makes Arkansas a team to fear; Players will reap rewards for winning, Meyer says; Meyer will reward Gators this week; Title Games Can Be A Burden; Believe it: Leak reliable; No playoff plans, presidents claim and more...

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Atlanta awaits with something new for Gators
It has been six years since Florida played in the SEC Championship Game, but most of the current players have been there before.


When Arkansas opened fall practice in August, the prospect of running back Darren McFadden leading the SEC is rushing this season - or even playing - seemed far-fetched.

Players will reap rewards for winning, Meyer says
Winning the SEC's Eastern Division is special and Florida coach Urban Meyer is making sure his players know that this week by the way they're treated.

In the year 2000...
When fourth-ranked Florida meets ninth-ranked Arkansas on Saturday for the Southeastern Conference championship, it will be exactly six years since the Gators last played for a conference title.

Meyer will reward Gators this week
Florida is playing in the SEC championship game, and Meyer wants his players to understand why that is so special. That's why the coaches and staff are trying to treat the players differently this week.

Title Games Can Be A Burden
When the two most inspired brainchildren of former Southeastern Conference commissioner Roy Kramer find themselves at odds, the baby of the family seems to get his way most of the time.

Nelson On His Way To 'Mayor'
Florida S Reggie Nelson swears he hasn't earned yet another honorary title. "Aw man," Nelson said Monday through a laugh. "I ain't the mayor of Hit City."

Believe it: Leak reliable
Monday morning, less than 48 hours after another injury interrupted tailback DeShawn Wynn's Florida career, quarterback Chris Leak sounded sure his buddy would bounce back.

No playoff plans, presidents claim
Contrary to published reports, Florida president Bernie Machen and FSU president T.K. Wetherell have no plans to lead an overhaul of the college football postseason.

Gators face NFL decisions
With each big play and big game, the idea grew a little bigger in Andre Caldwell's head. Playing the best football of his career and with two high-profile games ahead, Caldwell knows now he'll have to make a choice in January.

Florida Gator Basketball

Gators trying to get a handle on foul issues
In evaluating film during a long flight home Saturday night, Florida coach Billy Donovan noticed the cause of his frontcourt's fouling woes.

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