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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 18, 2019 RANKING SEC QBS 2019 WORST TO FIRST With spring football in the SEC all but over, here is an all-too-early ranking of the league’s quarterbacks from worst to first. 14. Joey Gatewood, Auburn (6-5, 233, RFR): His only action last year was mop up time in Auburn’s 63-14 … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 17, 2019 FIVE GUYS TO WATCH IN 2019 Now that spring has sprung, here are five guys who should make significant contributions in 2019: RT Jean Delance (6-4, 313, RJR): Richard Gouraige (6-4, 303 RFR) was expected to take over at RT this spring, but Delance played so well that … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 16, 2019 DON’T WORRY ABOUT THESE THREE THINGS In the aftermath of Florida’s Orange and Blue Game, here are three takeaways: (1) The defense is going to be spectacular. What you saw at The Swamp was all about entertainment. Dan Mullen wanted happy fans and he got them without offering … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 15, 2019 NO QB CONTROVERSY HERE: FRANKS IS THE MAN All right, so it was the Orange and Blue Game. So there might not have been exactly 39,476 live bodies in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. And so there was no blitzing by the defense, no real attempt to pressure the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 12, 2019 MULLEN HAS ALREADY SEEN WHAT HE NEEDS TO SEE The heavy lifting was completed a day or so ago so all that’s left of spring football practice is the annual dog and pony show at The Swamp Saturday when Dan Mullen’s two biggest concerns are (1) don’t get … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 11, 2019 SCOT BRANTLEY’S 10 PILLARS OF BEING A GOOD TEAMMATE Friday night in Ocala the first Scot Brantley Trophy will be awarded to Florida football signee Trent Whittemore at a gala at The Reilly Arts Center (a few tickets remain at tickets.vendini.com) that features four-time Super Bowl quarterback, Fox … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: APRIL 8, 2019 WAS IT A FOUL, YES? BUT IT WAS A DOUBLE DRIBBLE, TOO Yes, there was a foul with .06 seconds remaining on the clock in the Virginia-Auburn game. The officiating crew of Doug Sirmons, Keith Kimble and James Breeding got that one right even though they had been … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: APRIL 5, 2019 AN IMPROBABLE FINAL FOUR This is the Final Four that wasn’t supposed to be. Duke isn’t here. Kentucky isn’t here. Neither are North Carolina and Kansas. How can we have a Final Four without even one of the bluebloods? How can we have a Final Four without Zion … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: APRIL 4, 2019 SLIP SLIDING AWAY Oh, if only the NFL had drafted back in February, a week before the combine in Indianapolis. Back then Florida defensive end Jachai Polite was a first round lock and there were some mock drafts that had him going among the first 10-12 players. Then … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: APRIL 3, 2019 SPURRIER WON’T GET A CHAMPIONSHIP With just two weeks remaining, Steve Spurrier was poised to win a championship in the Alliance of American Football but the Orlando Apollos won’t have a chance to finish the regular season with the best record in the league and then win the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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