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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: APRIL 2, 2019 GATORS ADD POINT GUARD RECRUIT Fresh off an MVP performance in the Tennessee state championship game, point guard Jacques “Ques” Glover (6-0, 177, Knoxville, TN Bearden), committed to the Florida Gators on Monday. In Knoxville Bearden’s 83-68 win over 3-time state champ Memphis East, led by 7-footer and … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: APRIL 1, 2019 THE GATORS WERE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK Auburn (30-7) beat Kentucky (30-7), 77-71, Sunday in overtime to win the Midwest Regional to advance to the Final Four. In the East Regional, Michigan State (32-6) scored a 68-67 win over top seeded Duke (32-6) to fill out the final … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 29, 2019 STEP BACK FROM THE LEDGE: THE O-LINE WILL BE FINE Here is what you can know after a Thursday scrimmage in which Zach Carter was an absolute monster off the edge and the running game struggled to make any headway up the middle: It is spring and the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 28, 2019 POLITE OWNS UP TO BAD COMBINE PERFORMANCE Jachai Polite’s tender hamstring affected his 40 time at Florida’s Pro Day Wednesday, but he might have repaired some bridges burned at the NFL Combine last month. Although the scouts and coaches from all 32 NFL teams didn’t see much to … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 27, 2019 CLAYTON TRANSFER PUTS ROSTER NUMBER AT 85 The announcement by defensive end Antonneous Clayton (6-2, 255) that he will transfer out solves the roster issue for the Florida Gators. With Clayton gone, the Gators are at an even 85 scholarships counting those already in school and freshmen who … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 25, 2019 TOUGH WAY TO END, BUT THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT Due to Florida’s vertical challenges and inability to score consistently in the paint, the only way the Gators were going to advance past Michigan to get to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament was to shoot the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 22, 2019 GATORS OUTLAST NEVADA, ADVANCE IN NCAA When Jalen Hudson scored in the paint for his only two points of the second half Thursday evening in Des Moines, it gave the Gators a 51-33 lead over 7th-seeded Nevada with 14:03 remaining in the game. A blowout win seemed inevitable … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 20, 2019 “DANCE WITH THE ONE THAT BRUNG YOU” Nobody ever resisted change more than the late Darrell Royal when he was coaching football at the University of Texas. Royal described his philosophy as “dance with the one that brung you,” which should be Mike White’s philosophy Thursday (6:50 p.m., … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 18, 2019 GATORS #10 SEED IN WEST REGIONAL By virtue of their two wins at the Southeastern Conference Tournament the Florida Gators (19-15) earned their way off the bubble and got a #10 seed in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament where they will face #7 seed Nevada (29-5). … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MARCH 15, 2019 TOO MUCH DEFENSE, KJ AND THE HOG KILLER Consider it the perfect confluence of a whole bunch of things that had to go right for the Florida Gators (18-14) Thursday afternoon at the SEC Tournament in Nashville. Faced with a win or else finish the season in the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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