The Gator News and World Report

The Gator News and World Report: Frustrated Hogs Finding No Answers; Hogs will get better with time; Gators Coach Meyer defends fourth-and-1 call; Florida Gators blowing off steam after frustrating loss to Ole Miss and more…

Frustrated Hogs Finding No AnswersAUSTIN, Texas — After finishing his postgame news conference, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino — clearly frustrated and exhausted — stood and went to leave the room.

Hogs will get better with timeFAYETTEVILLE — These weren’t excuses, just reality, what Arkansas what was up against these last two games — lopsided losses at home to Alabama and last Saturday at Texas.

‘Devastating’ loss to Rebels riles up GatorsFAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas fans have two choices when it comes to Houston Nutt.

Tebow’s father speaks in ArkansasTim Tebow’s father was quick with a joke while speaking at a luncheon in Arkansas – a few days before his son is scheduled to play against the Razorbacks.

Gators Coach Meyer defends fourth-and-1 callAfter watching game tape over the weekend, Florida Coach Urban Meyer defended the decision to rush QB Tim Tebow on the decisive fourth-and-1 play in the 31-30 loss to Ole Miss.

Tebow’s dad says little about football LITTLE ROCK – As a provider of inside football for members of the Little Rock Touchdown Club, Bob Tebow was a bust.

Florida Gators blowing off steam after frustrating loss to Ole MissGAINESVILLE— After calling his Gators out for practice Sunday night, something Florida coach Urban Meyer, above, said was a first during his tenure, No. 12 Florida had the day off Monday.

Ole Miss shows progress against Florida Hotty toddy, gosh almighty, who the hell are we?  A fledgling football program that went winless in the SEC in 2007? A team that hasn’t played in a bowl game since Jan. 1, 2004, and had just 10 wins in the last three seasons?

LSU-Florida to play in prime time next week; Lee honoredBATON ROUGE LSU and Florida will play on national television for the eighth consecutive year a week from Saturday when the No. 2 Tigers (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) play the No. 13 Gators (3-1, 1-1 SEC) at 7 p.m. on CBS at Florida Field.

Nutt revels in how Rebs wonOle Miss coach Houston Nutt spent a lot more time talking about the Florida Gators than his next opponent at his weekly press conference Monday.

UA’s Wilson named SEC player of the weekBIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson was named the Southeastern Conference player of the week. Wilson passed for 205 yards and a touchdown in a win at Georgia, completing 13-of-16 passes.

Reflections on faith and choicesHaving a game plan for life is tantamount to being successful. And three athletes, Don Davis, Ernie Dubose and Rhondy Weston, are all well versed in games and planning for success. Last week they shared their stories at Lemon Bay High School’s “NFL Night.

Meyer addresses team quickly after lossGAINESVILLE — Florida coach Urban Meyer decided it was more important to address the issues rather than wait after last week’s 31-30 loss to Ole Miss, so he had the Gators practice on Sunday night and the team took Monday off.

Meyer backs off his ‘illegal’ claimFor 11/2 days, Florida football coach Urban Meyer swore that Ole Miss illegally blocked Florida’s last extra point that gave the Rebels their 31-30 margin of victory last Saturday in Gainesville.

Gators go back to work earlyGAINESVILLE – Urban Meyer wanted his team to put Saturday’s 31-30 home loss to Ole Miss behind quickly, so he had the Gators practice on Sunday night for the first time in his tenure in Gainesville.

Gators should free TebowIt was late, like last-question late, when Urban Meyer finally was asked about Arkansas in his Monday news conference. You remember Arkansas, Florida’s opponent this week?

Injuries hit offensive line hardIncluding preseason injuries, No. 12 Florida (3-1, 1-1 SEC) has a handful of starters sidelined.

Meyer Confident UF Will ReboundGAINESVILLE – Sunday was not a day of rest for the Florida Gators.

Gators back to work quickly after loss GAINESVILLE — The Gators were so devastated after Saturday’s loss to unranked Mississippi that Florida coach Urban Meyer knew he couldn’t let 48 hours go by before he met with his team again.

Injuries decimate UF’s offensive lineGAINESVILLE — When the University of Florida’s football season began, the offensive line appeared to be one of the strongest units on the field.