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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 17, 2018 CAN MULLEN MANUFACTURE A FAST FINISH? Although he can’t talk about recruits until after they’re signed, it’s highly doubtful Dan Mullen would utter a word of complaint about the 18 players he has committed as the early signing day looms on Wednesday. This is a good class – … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 14, 2018 JASON HIGDON’S RECRUITING NUGGETS I think the biggest story right now is the visitors coming in this weekend for official visits: Chester Kimbrough, 4-star CB (5-10, 167, New Orleans, LA Warren Easton) Trey Sanders, 5-star RB (6-0, 214, Port St. Joe, FL/Bradenton, FL IMG Academy) Siaki Ika, 4-star … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 13, 2018 JASON HIGDON’S RECRUITING NUGGETS 1. Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham did an in-home visit Wednesday with 4-star corner Chris Steele (6-2,190, Bellflower, CA St. John Bosco) and family. The visit went so well that Jason says he “solidified his No.1 spot on my Most Likely List.” 2. Thursday … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 11, 2018 JASON HIGDON’S RECRUITING NUGGETS Per Jason Higdon of 1standtenflorida.com, Florida coach Dan Mullen has scheduled in-home visits Wednesday night with teammates from Bradenton’s IMG Academy. Mullen is scheduled to visit 5-star running back Trey Sanders (6-0, 214, Port St. Joe, FL/Bradenton, FL IMG Academy), 5-star offensive lineman Evan … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 10, 2018 JASON HIGDON’S RECRUITING NUGGETS Could the Gators be in for a mini-Lakeland Dreadnaught recruiting tsunami (remember 2007 when UF signed seven Dreadnaughts including the Pouncey Twins, Ahmad Black and Chris Rainey)? Jason Higdon, whose 1standtenflorida.com site is unquestionably the best when it comes to University of Florida football … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 7, 2018 JASON HIGDON’S RECRUITING NUGGET Has Florida just gotten the edge it needs to land 5-star running back Trey Sanders (6-0, 214, Port St. Joe, FL/Bradenton, FL IMG Academy)? On his 1standtenflorida.com recruiting site, Jason Higdon offers this little nugget: “Locksley leaving for Maryland not sitting well with Trey … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 6, 2018 DEFENSE TRAVELS Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden the Florida Gators had another one of those couldn’t throw it in the ocean if they were standing on the end of the pier basketball games. They hit only 16-48 from the field, just 6-21 from the 3-point line and … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 4, 2018 GATORS FACE WEST VIRGINIA IN JIMMY V CLASSIC Mike White was in his first year as Florida’s basketball coach when he notched his first win over a ranked opponent. West Virginia came to Gainesville ranked #9 in the country with a devastating full court press and a dominating … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 3, 2018 GATORS WILL PLAY MICHIGAN IN THE PEACH BOWL It was a double dose of good news for Florida football Sunday afternoon. First off, the Gators (9-3) earned the #10 ranking in the final College Football Playoff Poll and with that came a New Year’s Six bowl game. Second … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

COUNTDOWN TO FIRING DAY: EDITION 13 What had been a relatively quiet firing season red lined last weekend when at least seven coaches were asked to clean out their desks and take buyout money. That whirlwind of activity was quickly forgotten because the firing season has turned into the hiring season. EXTINCT SPECIES LIST MIKE … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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