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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 15, 2018 WINNING BIG IS A NECESSITY Okay, it’s Idaho, not exactly what you would call a household word in the college football world. The Vandals aren’t even a household word in the Big Sky Conference, largely because this is their first year back in the league after a foray … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 14, 2018 GATORS MOVE UP TO #13 IN PLAYOFF POLL Florida’s come from behind win over South Carolina coupled with losses by Kentucky and North Carolina State has moved the Gators (7-3, 5-3 SEC) back into the New Year’s Six bowl picture. Ranked #15 last week, the Gators moved up … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 13, 2018 KEEPING THE MOMENTUM GOING In their only close encounter with a Division I team this season, the Idaho Vandals, coached by Paul Petrino, the brother of fired Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, were lit up for 79 points by Fresno State of the Mountain West Conference. If you’re into … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 12, 2018 DID ADVERSITY TURN FRANKS SEASON AROUND? On Florida’s game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, South Carolina smelled out a trick play in which Kadarius Toney threw a lateral to Feleipe Franks, who was supposed to throw deep down the field. Franks avoided what would have been a tackle … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

COUNTDOWN TO FIRING DAY: EDITION 10 Kansas elected to get a head start on its coach search by giving David Beaty the pink slip. Athletic director Jeff Long has already been in contact with former LSU coach Les Miles and there have been productive talks. If Long is looking to make a splash hire, there … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 8, 2018 TRASK INJURED: DOES MULLEN BURN JONES’ REDSHIRT? During Wednesday’s practice, Kyle Trask ran a trick play in which he ran out for a pass after handing the ball off. The throw was low, he reached to catch the ball and something popped in his foot. It has been … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 7, 2018 CAN THE GATORS PREVENT A FREEFALL? Considering the way the Florida Gators (6-3, 4-3 SEC) have lost their last two games, it’s somewhat of a surprise they only dropped to #15 when the second College Football Playoff Poll came out Tuesday night. Florida was ranked #9 when the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOBEMBER 6, 2018 WHAT TO DO AT QUARTERBACK? Although quarterback is only one of the problems that have surfaced with the 19th-ranked Florida Gators (6-3, 4-3 SEC) over the last two games, both of them losses, it is the one problem that can’t be glossed over nor hidden away. So what … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 5, 2018 SO MUCH FOR A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER With so much at stake Saturday, the last thing you expected to see from the Florida Gators (6-3, 4-3 SEC) was a mail-it-in effort but that is exactly what we got. Here were the Gators with a 10-win season and a … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

COUNTDOWN TO FIRING DAY: EDITION NINE Okay, so Maryland didn’t exactly go the conventional route when it came to firing D.J. Durkin on Wednesday but at least the long anticipated event took place, bringing to two the number of Division I coaches who have been pink slipped in 2018. Being that it’s November, it means … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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