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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 15, 2019 LEADER OH LEADER, WHERE ART THOU? Mike White takes the Florida Gators (9-6, 1-2 SEC) to Starkville tonight to face 24th-ranked Mississippi State (12-3, 0-2) in what could be a very winnable game for the Gators if they can (a) avoid going into a shooting coma and (b) … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 14, 2019 AS YOGI WOULD SAY: “IT’S DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN” We saw an all-too familiar tune being played Saturday night when #3 Tennessee (14-1, 3-0 SEC) totally outplayed the Florida Gators (9-6, 1-2 SEC) down the stretch to score a 78-67 win at the O-Dome. Against the Vols, … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 11, 2019 ALL TOO EARLY QB SITUATION IN THE SEC FOR 2019 Here is an all-too early look at the quarterback situation for 2019 of every school in the Southeastern Conference. The league returns nine starting quarterbacks including Heisman runner-up Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama. ALABAMA: Tua Tagovailoa set nearly every … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 10, 2019 IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO MAKE 2019 PREDICTIONS 1. FLORIDA WILL CONTINUE TO RISE UNDER DAN MULLEN: In year one of the Mullen era at Florida, the Gators went 10-3 and finished 6th in the final coaches poll. Get used to the Gators winning 10 or more games … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 9, 2019 GATORS 6TH IN COACHES POLL; TIED FOR 7TH IN AP Dan Mullen’s first year as Florida’s head coach was rewarded Tuesday with its best final ranking since a third place finish in the polls back in 2009. By virtue of their 41-16 thrashing of Michigan in the Peach … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 8, 2019 UNTHINKABLE: CLEMSON 44, ALABAMA 16 1. Bear Bryant’s record of six national championships at one school is safe for another year because Dabo Swinney and his Clemson coaching staff completely undressed Nick Saban and his Alabama staff with the whole world watching. This was supposed to be Saban’s … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 7, 2019 THE LATEST FLORIDA FOOTBALL ROSTER BREAKDOWN The recruiting process isn’t only about convincing high school and junior college players that the University of Florida is the best place for them to develop their football skills while earning a meaningful degree from one of the top academic institutions in … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 2, 2019 GATORS SHOULD MOVE UP TO #7 The final college football rankings won’t come out until the morning after next Monday night’s national championship game, but based on their Peach Bowl win over #7 Michigan and losses by #8 UCF and #9 Washington, the Gators should finish no worse … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 1, 2019 PROMISES KEPT When he took the Florida job a little more than a year ago, Dan Mullen promised the Gators were going to improve on the offensive side of the football, a good thing considering UF spent most of the years from 2010-17 ranked #100 or lower in … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; DECEMBER 31, 2018 ENDING WITH A SIGNATURE WIN What Dan Mullen needed Saturday he got from the Florida Gators. Not only did Mullen close out the 2018 season with a school record 10th win by a first year coach but by sticking that wooden stake in the heart of the Michigan … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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