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COUNTDOWN TO FIRING DAY: EDITION EIGHT As we wait for the shoe to drop on the second coach to join Mike Jinks on the Extinct Species List, we have a little bit of drama brewing in College Park, Maryland, where a two-month investigation into the football program may offer some wiggle room for suspended coach … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 25, 2018 FOCUS! FOCUS! FOCUS! Remember Georgia’s opening drive in the Florida game in 2007? The moment the zebras raised their hands to signal touchdown, Georgia entire bench ran onto the field to celebrate the score. There was some taunting and fortunately, none of the Florida players took the bait. … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 24, 2018 WHAT THE GATORS NEED TO DO AGAINST GEORGIA These five things need to happen for the 9th-ranked Florida Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) to knock off 7th-ranked Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC) Saturday in Jacksonville at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. 1. WIN THE FIELD POSITION BATTLE: On the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 23, 2018 THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE A year ago, on its way to a Southeastern Conference championship and a date with Alabama for the national championship, Georgia clearly understood that the way to unhinge the Florida Gators was to get in the head of Feleipe Franks early and often. Georgia … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 22, 2018 NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE DISRESPECT As of Sunday night, Georgia had been established as a 6-1/2 point favorite by the folks in Las Vegas to beat the Florida Gators in the annual renewal of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in Jacksonville. As of Sunday noon, the people … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

COUNTDOWN TO FIRING DAY: EDITION SEVEN The firing season was officially kicked off this week when Bowling Green elected to beat the December rush by pink slipping head coach Mike Jinks. At some point Jinks will be joined on the Extinct Species List by D.J. Durkin of Maryland, but there are procedures that have to … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 18, 2018 STATS THAT MATTER Since it’s an open date for 11th-ranked Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC), it’s a good time to take a look at some of the stats that matter most. On the offensive side of the ball, it’s yards per carry, yards per pass attempt and sacks allowed … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 17, 2018 YOU A FRANKS SKEPTIC? ARE YOU NOW? Be honest now. How many of you were skeptical when Dan Mullen named Feleipe Franks as his starting quarterback in August? Then after the Kentucky game, how many of you thought that by the Tennessee game either Kyle Trask or true … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 16, 2018 THIS TEAM ISN’T CLOSE TO PEAKING Think of a college football season as a 12-week grind in which the difference between winning and losing quite often is determined by three things: (1) Toughness, (2) confidence and (3) injuries or suspension. We’re seven weeks into the grind that is … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

OF THE DAY; OCTOBER 15, 2018 WHAT THE VANDY WIN PROVED If this had been early September, there is no telling how the Florida Gators would have reacted when faced with an 18-point first half deficit. Certainly the 2017 Gators would have stuck their heads between their legs and kissed their butts good-bye, but this … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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