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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, AUGUST 6, 2019 FIVE REASONS TO BE CONFIDENT IN THE O-LINE In some respects it’s understandable that the national media seems focused on Florida’s offensive line and considers it the team’s weak link for 2019. However, there are at least five good reasons why Gator fans should feel a measure of … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, AUGUST 5, 2019 FLORIDA FLASHBACK: NOT A BAD RECRUITING CLASS In the early morning hours of National Signing Day 1999, Steve Spurrier got verbal assurances that quarterback Anquan Boldin of Pahokee and running back Nick Maddox of Kannapolis, North Carolina were going to sign with the Florida Gators. They were high … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, AUGUST 2, 2019 GATORS #8 IN AMWAY COACHES POLL The Amway Coaches preseason poll was released Wednesday morning with the usual suspects – Clemson, Alabama and Georgia – holding down positions 1-3. Oklahoma, Ohio State and LSU hold down the next three spots with Michigan coming in at a relatively surprising … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, AUGUST 1, 2019 FLORIDA FLASHBACK: PAYBACKS ARE HELL Urban Meyer was already seething but when he saw the video of Mark Richt’s post game remarks a personal vendetta was born. This was October 27, 2007 in the aftermath of Georgia’s 42-30 win over the Florida Gators. In the first quarter following … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JULY 30, 2019 A LIST OF EIGHT WHAT IF QUESTIONS FOR TUESDAY 1. What if Florida’s O-line exceeds expectations? Even with all the question marks on the offensive line, the Gators are still picked as a top ten team and the one with the best chance to end Georgia’s two-year run … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JULY 29, 2019 MULLEN ON THE OPENING OF FALL CAMP With the season opener against the Miami Hurricanes looming in 26 short days, Dan Mullen has the Gators on a timetable. He’s got to get the team in shape, on the same page both offensively and defensively, find out who’s ready … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JULY 26, 2019 MULLEN: ON HANDLING SUCCESS AND ADVERSITY At Florida’s media day Thursday, Dan Mullen expounded on what it’s going to take for the Gators to have an extremely successful 2019. Mullen said that getting better in 2019 will not only be about how the Gators handle adversity but how … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JULY 25, 2019 FLORIDA FLASHBACK: A DECLEATER SET THE TONE Nothing in this world suggested the Florida Gators had even a remote chance to score an upset over 3rd-ranked Alabama October 12, 1963 in Tuscaloosa. Florida came into the game 1-1-1. In the 9-0 loss to Georgia Tech in the season … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JULY 24, 2019 FLORIDA FLASHBACK: THE FUN ‘N’ GUN IS BORN September 8, 1990. The mood should have been one of celebration at Florida Field. Steve Spurrier was home where he belonged, about to make his Florida coaching debut against Oklahoma State but nearly everyone in Gainesville was an emotional wreck … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JULY 23, 2019 FLORIDA FLASHBACK: A TOUCHDOWN FOR MAMA Desperate times called for desperate measures although to hear Urban Meyer talk about it following the 2006 SEC Championship Game, the fake punt on a fourth and ten from the Florida 15 midway through the third quarter was nothing more than a … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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