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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 29, 2018 A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THE GATORS When he published his 2018 College Football Preview, Phil Steele predicted the Florida Gators would be the nation’s most improved team. Considering the Gators are ranked ninth in the most recent College Football Playoff Poll and virtually assured of a New … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 27, 2018 GARDNER-JOHSON MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE Chauncey Gardner-Johnson’s announcement that he will forego his senior year at the University of Florida to enter the NFL Draft should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched him put together the kind of season that should be rewarded with All-SEC … Continue reading Franz Beard – Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 26, 2018 MY HOW PERCEPTIONS HAVE CHANGED During the previous five years in which the Florida Gators were Florida State’s end of the regular season whipping boys, it seemed the gap between the two programs kept growing wider and wider with each passing year. It only takes one year and … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 21, 2018 PLAYOFF POLL ADDS MORE INCENTIVE FOR UF The fact that Florida (8-3) has lost five straight to arch-rival Florida State (5-6) should be all the motivation the Gators need to play like life depended on coming home with a win Saturday afternoon. Tuesday night, as if the Gators … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 20, 2018 THESE NUMBERS TELL A STORY The numbers don’t lie. The numbers have plenty to do with why the Florida Gators (8-3, 5-3 SEC) have gone from a 4-7 2017 to a team that should make a New Year’s Six bowl game if they can end a 5-game losing … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

COUNTDOWN TO FIRING DAY: EDITION 11 Think of this as the weekend before all hell breaks loose. Four coaches have already been burned at college football’s equivalent of the stake. With only two weekends of the regular season remaining, don’t expect there to be more than a firing or two – if that – this … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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

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