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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 26, 2019 OWNING THE SEC? OH PLEASE! There it was in black and white on the ESPN.com website Tuesday. Under the sub-heading “Owning the SEC,” Chris Low wrote: “For the second straight season, Clemson has two nonconference games against SEC foes – Texas A&M at home and South Carolina on … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 25, 2019 FOR THOSE WITH RECRUITING ANXIETY Perhaps lost in the shuffle of 4-star linebacker Derek Wingo (6-2, 215, Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas) flipping his commitment from Penn State to Florida over the weekend was a textbook lesson in doing things the right way by the UF staff. … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 24, 2019 TEBOW EVALUATES GEORGIA Tim Tebow, who knows a thing or two about winning a national championship, understands completely that opportunity lasts only so long. While in Lawrenceville, Georgia where the Syracuse Mets were playing the Gwinnett Braves in a Class AAA International League series over the weekend, Tebow … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 21, 2019 Qwuantrezz Knight announced he was transferring from Maryland just six days after DJ Durkin was fired as its head coach. Knight, who hails from Quincy, Florida, transferred to Kent State of the Mid-American Conference where he applied for a waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 19, 2019 TO EXPAND OR NOT EXPAND? THAT IS THE QUESTION One of my closest friends, to his very core a believer that his alma mammy – UCF – has been jobbed the last two seasons, was telling me Tuesday that the only solution for college football is to expand … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 18, 2019 GATORS ARE STILL IN IT FOR KERRY BLACKSHEAR JR. Prior to what you might have read from some other sources, Virginia Tech grad transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. (6-10, 252) still has the Florida Gators on his radar. Prominently. The rumor that caught legs and seemed to run away … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 14, 2019 CBSSPORTS.COM RANKS THE SEC COACHES 1. Nick Saban, Alabama 2. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M 3. Kirby Smart, Georgia 4. Dan Mullen, Florida 5. Gus Malzahn, Auburn 6. Ed Orgeron, LSU 7. Will Muschamp, South Carolina 8. Mark Stoops, Kentucky 9. Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State 10. Barry Odom, Missouri … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 13, 2019 THE NCAA HAMMER ABOUT TO DROP There are a lot of tight sphincters today at the highest levels of college basketball after the NCAA told CBSSports.com Wednesday that at least six Division I men’s basketball programs will be receiving a notice of allegations sometime this summer, all the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 7, 2019 UF MAKES SENSE FOR KERRY BLACKSHEAR Kerry Blackshear Jr., the most coveted graduate transfer in all of college basketball, visited Florida Thursday. While Florida isn’t the only suitor for Blackshear, who decided to give it the old college try one more year only at a different school than … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, MAY 27, 2019 GATORS SHOULD HEAR GOOD NEWS FROM NCAA AT NOON Unless a lot of experts miss their enlightened guesses, Florida’s streak of NCAA Baseball Tournament appearances will expand to 12 when the full field of 64 teams is announced at noon today on ESPNU. With a strength of schedule … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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