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The Gator News and World Report: Gamble prepares for Gators, Ellerbe, Chandler may play; About time for Meyer, Gators to get over it; Defense peaking for Georgia; Negotiations on a contract extension for the Florida-Georgia game will begin early next year, and city and Florida officials are hopeful an agreement can be reached that will keep the game in Jacksonville beyond 2010; Georgia: ‘Really hot’ duo collide and more…

Gamble prepares for Gators, Ellerbe, Chandler may play After his SEC Defensive Player of the Week performance against LSU, linebacker Darryl Gamble, who had 13 tackles and two interception returns for touchdowns against LSU, said he’s been getting noticed a little bit more around campus.

Let’s slap Florida in the face I’ve had enough of the crumbling economy, the combat in Iraq and the so-old-its-molding presidential campaign.

Veteran QBs propel 3 SEC teams’ seasons In a transition year for SEC quarterbacks, Alabama, Florida and Georgia are taking advantage by relying on veterans. It’s paying off in the standings.

About time for Meyer, Gators to get over it ATHENS, Ga. — We have come to think of football as a man’s sport, but really it’s a child’s game.

Sports briefs Last year, Georgia Coach Mark Richt told players to celebrate the first touchdown against Florida hard enough to get a penalty.

Mann has Eastside girls focused on goal She is the first-ever Eastside volleyball player to commit to play for the Florida Gators and is perhaps the biggest reason why the Rams are talking about another potential first: a trip to the FHSAA Class 5A final four next month in Lakeland.

Rivals all mum about ‘The Celebration’ ATHENS — Maybe last year Georgia coach Mark Richt needed The Celebration Heard ’Round the World to motivate his team.
Coaches try to sidestep emotional Stomp issue Urban Meyer vowed in writing to get back at the Georgia Bulldogs. But lately the Florida coach has dismissed any hard feelings as “old news…

USC’s Carroll flags Pac-10 refs Carroll did have his staff do some research and found that Florida’s opponents were penalized the least in 2006, the year the Gators won the Bowl Championship

Click here to find out more! Text size: increase text sizedecrease text size Florida college football briefs Last season, according to coach Urban Meyer, the Gators’ running backs were “nonfunctional.”

Florida Gators on hot winning streak after losing to No. 5 Florida might want to send a thank you note to Mississippi coach Houston Nutt for the Gators’ current hot streak.

Text size: increase text sizedecrease text size Florida Gators’ Tony Carter has running backs carrying their share of offensive load Last season, at least according to UF Coach Urban Meyer, the Gators’ running backs were “non-functional.”

Text size: increase text sizedecrease text size Florida Gators look to contain SEC’s leading rusher Knowshon Moreno of Georgia GAINESVILLE — Knowshon Moreno is Game Plan A, A1, A294 … until the Florida Gators defense reaches a fourth down.

Defense peaking for Georgia Florida leads the SEC in pass efficiency defense (99.06 rating) and scoring defense (allowing 11.86 points per game).

Gators still bear grudge GAINESVILLE — Urban Meyer and Mark Richt would have you think there are no ill feelings, after Richt’s Georgia team stormed the field following the first score of a 42-30 win against Florida last year.

Knowshon Moreno The Florida defensive players trudged off the field at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium with big old Bulldog paw prints on their backs a year ago.

Defense looks to step up Last year’s game against Georgia was a defensive nightmare for Florida. Florida’s defensive allowed then-unknown tailback Knowshon Moreno to garner national fame after gutting it for 188 yards and three touchdowns in the 42-30 Bulldog win.

James recognized by Sporting News GAINESVILLE – Brandon James’ season couldn’t have gone much better to this point. The Florida junior return specialist and St. Augustine High graduate was recently named to the inaugural Sporting News Today’s Midseason All-American Team. He was the only UF player named to the team.

UGa not ready to commit yet Negotiations on a contract extension for the Florida-Georgia game will begin early next year, and city and Florida officials are hopeful an agreement can be reached that will keep the game in Jacksonville beyond 2010.

‘Dawgs, Gators try to stifle talk about ‘Stomp’ ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Urban Meyer vowed in writing to get back at the Georgia Bulldogs. Now, he dismisses any hard feelings as “old news.

Gamble stakes claim on LB job Georgia linebacker Darryl Gamble celebrates with fans as he leaves the field after the Bulldogs’ 52-38 win against LSU on Saturday. Gamble was named the Southeastern Conference’s defensive player of the week.

UF’s James Proves He Can Play With The Big Boys GAINESVILLE – Kick returner Brandon James didn’t receive as many scholarship offers as most would expect because of his diminutive stature.

Team Clothing Line Big Win For Designer DADE CITY – What if there was a way to go to the world’s largest outdoor cocktail party in something you might wear to a cocktail party?

Georgia: ‘Really hot’ duo collide This time around, there are no excuses. Florida limped into the 2004 Georgia-Florida game with Ron Zook as its lame-duck coach. Georgia was limited in 2005 because starting quarterback D.J. Shockley was sidelined with a sprained knee. Both teams had offensive concerns entering their matchup two years ago, and Georgia seemed like a surefire bet for the Music City Bowl before erupting in last season’s game.

Gators get their kicks with blocks GAINESVILLE – There’s a certain sound that Florida football coach Urban Meyer loves and hates to hear.

Vandy already working on Florida plan After last week’s loss against Duke, Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson said this week’s open date wouldn’t be treated as a usual bye weekFlorida-Georgia end zone controversy just won’t die The subject is on lockdown this week among Florida and Georgia players, but that doesn’t mean everyone else can’t talk about it.

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The Gator News and World Report: Gamble prepares for Gators, Ellerbe, Chandler may play; About time for Meyer, Gators to get over it; Defense peaking for Georgia; Negotiations on a contract extension for the Florida-Georgia game will begin early next year, and city and Florida officials are hopeful an agreement can be reached that will keep the game in Jacksonville beyond 2010; Georgia: ‘Really hot’ duo collide and more…

Gamble prepares for Gators, Ellerbe, Chandler may play After his SEC Defensive Player of the Week performance against LSU, linebacker Darryl Gamble, who had 13 tackles and two interception returns for touchdowns against LSU, said he’s been getting noticed a little bit more around campus.

Let’s slap Florida in the face I’ve had enough of the crumbling economy, the combat in Iraq and the so-old-its-molding presidential campaign.

Veteran QBs propel 3 SEC teams’ seasons In a transition year for SEC quarterbacks, Alabama, Florida and Georgia are taking advantage by relying on veterans. It’s paying off in the standings.

About time for Meyer, Gators to get over it ATHENS, Ga. — We have come to think of football as a man’s sport, but really it’s a child’s game.

Sports briefs Last year, Georgia Coach Mark Richt told players to celebrate the first touchdown against Florida hard enough to get a penalty.

Mann has Eastside girls focused on goal She is the first-ever Eastside volleyball player to commit to play for the Florida Gators and is perhaps the biggest reason why the Rams are talking about another potential first: a trip to the FHSAA Class 5A final four next month in Lakeland.

Rivals all mum about ‘The Celebration’ ATHENS — Maybe last year Georgia coach Mark Richt needed The Celebration Heard ’Round the World to motivate his team.
Coaches try to sidestep emotional Stomp issue Urban Meyer vowed in writing to get back at the Georgia Bulldogs. But lately the Florida coach has dismissed any hard feelings as “old news…

USC’s Carroll flags Pac-10 refs Carroll did have his staff do some research and found that Florida’s opponents were penalized the least in 2006, the year the Gators won the Bowl Championship

Click here to find out more! Text size: increase text sizedecrease text size Florida college football briefs Last season, according to coach Urban Meyer, the Gators’ running backs were “nonfunctional.”

Florida Gators on hot winning streak after losing to No. 5 Florida might want to send a thank you note to Mississippi coach Houston Nutt for the Gators’ current hot streak.

Text size: increase text sizedecrease text size Florida Gators’ Tony Carter has running backs carrying their share of offensive load Last season, at least according to UF Coach Urban Meyer, the Gators’ running backs were “non-functional.”

Text size: increase text sizedecrease text size Florida Gators look to contain SEC’s leading rusher Knowshon Moreno of Georgia GAINESVILLE — Knowshon Moreno is Game Plan A, A1, A294 … until the Florida Gators defense reaches a fourth down.

Defense peaking for Georgia Florida leads the SEC in pass efficiency defense (99.06 rating) and scoring defense (allowing 11.86 points per game).

Gators still bear grudge GAINESVILLE — Urban Meyer and Mark Richt would have you think there are no ill feelings, after Richt’s Georgia team stormed the field following the first score of a 42-30 win against Florida last year.

Knowshon Moreno The Florida defensive players trudged off the field at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium with big old Bulldog paw prints on their backs a year ago.

Defense looks to step up Last year’s game against Georgia was a defensive nightmare for Florida. Florida’s defensive allowed then-unknown tailback Knowshon Moreno to garner national fame after gutting it for 188 yards and three touchdowns in the 42-30 Bulldog win.

James recognized by Sporting News GAINESVILLE – Brandon James’ season couldn’t have gone much better to this point. The Florida junior return specialist and St. Augustine High graduate was recently named to the inaugural Sporting News Today’s Midseason All-American Team. He was the only UF player named to the team.

UGa not ready to commit yet Negotiations on a contract extension for the Florida-Georgia game will begin early next year, and city and Florida officials are hopeful an agreement can be reached that will keep the game in Jacksonville beyond 2010.

‘Dawgs, Gators try to stifle talk about ‘Stomp’ ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Urban Meyer vowed in writing to get back at the Georgia Bulldogs. Now, he dismisses any hard feelings as “old news.

Gamble stakes claim on LB job Georgia linebacker Darryl Gamble celebrates with fans as he leaves the field after the Bulldogs’ 52-38 win against LSU on Saturday. Gamble was named the Southeastern Conference’s defensive player of the week.

UF’s James Proves He Can Play With The Big Boys GAINESVILLE – Kick returner Brandon James didn’t receive as many scholarship offers as most would expect because of his diminutive stature.

Team Clothing Line Big Win For Designer DADE CITY – What if there was a way to go to the world’s largest outdoor cocktail party in something you might wear to a cocktail party?

Georgia: ‘Really hot’ duo collide This time around, there are no excuses. Florida limped into the 2004 Georgia-Florida game with Ron Zook as its lame-duck coach. Georgia was limited in 2005 because starting quarterback D.J. Shockley was sidelined with a sprained knee. Both teams had offensive concerns entering their matchup two years ago, and Georgia seemed like a surefire bet for the Music City Bowl before erupting in last season’s game.

Gators get their kicks with blocks GAINESVILLE – There’s a certain sound that Florida football coach Urban Meyer loves and hates to hear.

Vandy already working on Florida plan After last week’s loss against Duke, Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson said this week’s open date wouldn’t be treated as a usual bye weekFlorida-Georgia end zone controversy just won’t die The subject is on lockdown this week among Florida and Georgia players, but that doesn’t mean everyone else can’t talk about it.

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