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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 28, 2019 DAVID TURNER IS AN EXCELLENT HIRE BY MULLEN Back in the spring of Urban Meyer’s first year at Florida, Bob Redman and I were on a several day trek through South Florida when we had a close encounter with David Turner, then the defensive line coach for Vanderbilt. … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 25, 2019 SPREAD THE FLOOR, SHOOT THE 3-BALL What we saw Tuesday night when the vertically challenged Florida Gators (11-7, 3-3 SEC) shot their way out of a 13-point halftime deficit to take a 9-point win over Texas A&M (7-10, 1-5 SEC) is what UF is going to have to … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 23, 2019 WHO ARE THESE GUYS? During the final 10 minutes of Florida’s 81-72 SEC win over Texas A&M, a friend of mine who was watching the Gators erase a 13-point halftime deficit sent me the following text: “It’s aliens Franz. They sneaked into the locker room at halftime and … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 22, 2019 MULLEN MAKES ROCK SOLID HIRE IN TORRIAN GRAY DBU just got better Monday when Dan Mullen hired Torrian Gray to coach Florida’s cornerbacks. Gray, who spent the last two seasons in the NFL coaching the secondary for the Washington Redskins, coached the secondary for the Gators in 2016 … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 21, 2019 MULLEN WILL MAKE GOOD HIRES When he was the head coach at Mississippi State, basically learning how to run a football program the right way while patiently waiting for the Florida job to open up, Dan Mullen pretty much ran a revolving door for defensive coordinators. Carl Torbush … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 18, 2019 GATORS MOVE UP TO #10 IN RECRUITING RANKINGS When the 247Sports Composite was updated Thursday, the Florida Gators moved up one spot to join the top ten for the first time this season. Florida’s current recruiting class has 23 players, 21 of whom signed early in December (4-star … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; JANUARY 17, 2019 SCHOLARSHIP NUMBERS WILL WORK OUT FINE With the announcement that backup center T.J. McCoy has entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal, Florida’s scholarship numbers stand at 85 when you count the kids who signed their LOI in the early period in December and commitments Arjeigh Henderson … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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

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