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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 22, 2019 GATORS OUTLAST NEVADA, ADVANCE IN NCAA When Jalen Hudson scored in the paint for his only two points of the second half Thursday evening in Des Moines, it gave the Gators a 51-33 lead over 7th-seeded Nevada with 14:03 remaining in the game. A blowout win seemed inevitable … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 20, 2019 “DANCE WITH THE ONE THAT BRUNG YOU” Nobody ever resisted change more than the late Darrell Royal when he was coaching football at the University of Texas. Royal described his philosophy as “dance with the one that brung you,” which should be Mike White’s philosophy Thursday (6:50 p.m., … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 18, 2019 GATORS #10 SEED IN WEST REGIONAL By virtue of their two wins at the Southeastern Conference Tournament the Florida Gators (19-15) earned their way off the bubble and got a #10 seed in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament where they will face #7 seed Nevada (29-5). … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 15, 2019 TOO MUCH DEFENSE, KJ AND THE HOG KILLER Consider it the perfect confluence of a whole bunch of things that had to go right for the Florida Gators (18-14) Thursday afternoon at the SEC Tournament in Nashville. Faced with a win or else finish the season in the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 13, 2019 SOME FIRST DAY SPRING PRACTICE NOTES About the most exciting thing that happened at Florida’s first practice of the spring Tuesday afternoon was the appearance of Tony Gray, a former Ole Miss offensive lineman who chose the Rebels over the Gators back in 2017. Listed at 6-5, 311 … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 12, 2019 SPRING HAS SPRUNG; FOOTBALL IS HERE Spring officially begins today. Forget what the scientists say about the equinox. What the heck do they know? Anyone worth his salt knows fully well that when spring has officially sprung there is college football once again. That awkward time after the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

The Dan Jenkins I knew was a fraud. He made it look too easy. “They should lower every pin flag on all 18 holes at The Masters in his honor. There will never be another Dan Jenkins.”—Ron Higgins. By BUDDY MARTIN I can still see him at Calvert’s on Berckmans Road in Augusta, standing there … Continue reading Dan Jenkins Remembrance

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 11, 2019 THE HOLLOWAYS (MIKE AND GRANT): AS GOOD AS IT GETS An argument could be made and easily supported that the Holloways – Florida track coach Mike and super athlete Grant (Mike’s nephew) – are the best the NCAA has to offer right now, no matter the sport. When … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 8, 2019 MIAMI GAME MOVED UP TO AUGUST 24 When the 2019 football season begins, the Florida Gators will take center stage. Instead of opening the season against Miami in Orlando on August 31, the opener has been moved up a week to August 24 which means the Gators will … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 7, 2019 “He who hesitates is lost.” – English essayist Joseph Addison, 1713 With three seconds remaining in overtime and the Florida Gators (17-13, 9-8 SEC) trailing 10th-ranked LSU (25-5, 15-2 SEC), KeVaughn Allen had the ball in the left corner but instead of launching a 3-pointer he hesitated for … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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