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2005 Florida Gators football team

The 2005 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2005 college football season. The Gators competed in Division I-A of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The season was the team's first of six under head coach Urban Meyer, who led the Gators to an Outback Bowl berth and an overall win-loss record of 9–3 (.750).

2005 Florida Gators football
Florida Gators script logo.svg
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 31–24 vs. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 12
2005 record9–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachUrban Meyer (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorDan Mullen (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Co-defensive coordinatorCharlie Strong (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorGreg Mattison (1st season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainVernell Brown
Mike Degory
Jarvis Herring
Chris Leak
Jeremy Mincey
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)[1]
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 10 Georgia x$   6 2         10 3  
South Carolina   5 3         7 5  
No. 12 Florida   5 3         9 3  
Vanderbilt   3 5         5 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Western Division
No. 5 LSU xy   7 1         11 2  
No. 14 Auburn x   7 1         9 3  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 8  
Ole Miss   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–2 (0–2).
Rankings from AP Poll

Pre-seasonEdit

The 2005 season would open with high expectations of new head coach Urban Meyer. Fourteen starters, seven from offense and seven from defense, would return for the 2005 season. The Gators would open the season in Gainesville against Wyoming from the Mountain West Conference. This year would also be the first time former Gator coach Steve Spurrier would coach against his alma mater.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3Wyoming*No. 10PPVW 32–1490,707
September 10Louisiana Tech*No. 10
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
PPVW 41–390,099
September 17No. 5 TennesseeNo. 6
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSW 16–790,716
September 24at KentuckyNo. 5CBSW 49–2866,820
October 1at No. 15 AlabamaNo. 5CBS NC 3–31A81,018
October 8Mississippi StateNo. 13
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
JPSW 35–990,104
October 15at No. 10 LSUNo. 11CBSL 17–2192,402
October 29vs. No. 4 GeorgiaNo. 16CBSW 14–1084,501
November 5Vanderbilt No. 13
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
ESPN2W 49–4290,140
November 12at South CarolinaNo. 12JPSL 22–3083,421
November 26No. 23 Florida State*No. 19
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSW 34–790,669
January 2, 2006vs. No. 25 Iowa*No. 16ESPNW 31–2465,881
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

A NCAA subsequently vacated Alabama victory for major infractions of NCAA rules. As a result, Alabama does not count the game as a victory, but Florida continues to count it as a loss.

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[2] and GatorZone.com.[3]

Game summariesEdit

WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 7 14
Gators 7 10 9 6 32

Louisiana TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 0 0 3
Gators 7 14 13 7 41

TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Volunteers 0 7 0 0 7
Gators 7 0 6 3 16

KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 14 35 0 0 49
Wildcats 7 0 7 14 28

AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 3 0 0 3
Crimson Tide 17 7 7 0 31

Mississippi StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 0 6 0 9
Gators 3 9 9 14 35

LSUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0 7 10 0 17
Tigers 14 0 0 7 21

GeorgiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 7 0 10
Gators 14 0 0 0 14

VanderbiltEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Commodores 7 7 0 217 42
Gators 7 7 14 714 49

South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 3 9 7 3 22
Gamecocks 7 13 7 3 30

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 0 0 0 7 7
Gators 0 14 3 17 34

IowaEdit

Outback Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 0 7 0 17 24
Gators 7 17 7 0 31

Coaching staffEdit

  • Urban Meyer – Head Coach – first year at UF
  • Steve Addazio – Tackles/Tight Ends – first year
  • Stan Drayton – Running Backs – first year
  • Billy Gonzales – Wide Receivers – first year
  • Chuck Heater – Recruiting Coordinator/Cornerbacks – first year
  • John Hevesy – Centers/Guards – 0 years
  • John "Doc" Holliday – Associate Head Coach/Safeties – first year
  • Greg Mattison – Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line – first year
  • Dan Mullen – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – first year
  • Charlie Strong – Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – sixth year

Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 36 Chad Jackson WR New England Patriots
6 191 Jeremy Mincey DE New England Patriots
7 236 Dee Webb CB Jacksonville Jaguars

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • 2009 Southeastern Conference Football Media Guide, Florida Year-by-Year Records, Southeastern Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, p. 60 (2009).
  • 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107–116 (2012).
  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2005 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ 2012 Florida Football Media Guide Archived 2013-05-27 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 114 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  3. ^ GatorZone.com, Football, History, Florida Football 2005 Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved November 25, 2011.