Gator News and World Report (12/29/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, December 29, 2006. Mourning Nelson back with team; Gators blow out Hornets; A win-Wynn; Complete role reversal for OSU fifth-years; Tebow content with role on team; Focused Gators in 'phase two'; Nelson home to be with family and more...

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Mourning Nelson back with team
Florida junior safety Reggie Nelson, who lost his mother to cancer last Thursday night, is back in the embrace of his football family.

No violations, Ohio State says
An Ohio State investigation has concluded no NCAA rules violations occurred at a spaghetti-dinner fundraiser in Akron to help families of four Ohio State players attend the national championship game.

A win-Wynn
He obviously didn't know it at the time, but DeShawn Wynn was guaranteed to be playing for a national title this season.

Meyer glad to hear OSU players cleared
Florida coach Urban Meyer is glad that an investigation into a fund-raiser for the parents of four Ohio State players revealed that none of the players violated NCAA rules.

Ailing Gators practice with team
In the Florida Gators' first practice since Dec. 21, a few key players worked out with the team while on their way back from injuries, coach Urban Meyer said.

Complete role reversal for OSU fifth-years
There was so much change and so much excitement at the same time with the bowl game. It was a learning experience to soak all that in from those seniors. After that game, I said to my parents, ‘I guess I picked the right school.' "

Tebow content with role on team
Freshman quarterback Tim Tebow realizes his day is about to come. Since he committed to Florida, fans have been buzzing about the day the left-hander takes over as the Gators' signal caller.

Focused Gators in 'phase two'
The Gators have returned to participate in final workouts before leaving for Arizona next week, and coach Urban Meyer said he can sense the players getting more serious about playing in the Jan. 8 BCS title game.

Nelson home to be with family
Florida junior All-American safety Reggie Nelson didn't attend the Gators' pre-bowl workout on Thursday.

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Gators blow out Hornets
Florida has been on the losing end of several lopsided games this season. Given their youth and lack of post players, there's a good chance the Gators will end up on the wrong side of a few more before this season's done.

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