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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

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; NOVEMBER 1, 2018 IT STARTS WITH STUFFING THE RUN Although Missouri (4-4, 0-4 SEC) has had its share of offensive struggles against Southeastern Conference opponents, when the Tigers get things cranked up they are a tough team to stop because they can balance a quick strike passing game (284 yards per … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 31, 2018 MOTIVATION FOR A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER The first College Football Playoff Poll was unveiled Tuesday night and to no one’s surprise, Alabama and Clemson top the chart at 1-2 followed by LSU and Notre Dame. Unless LSU can knock off Alabama this weekend, then go on to win … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 30, 2018 ATTENTION TO DETAIL The final score at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party was Georgia 36, Florida 17. Forget that 19-point difference. This was a whole lot closer than that and the reason Florida didn’t at least have it white knuckles at the end had everything to do … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 29, 2018 PLAYING WITH HOUSE MONEY CBS analyst Gary Danielson said the Gators are “playing with house money” at the end of Saturday’s loss to Georgia, noting that nobody figured the Gators would contend for a national title this year and that a 10-win season is still very much in … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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