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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 28, 2019 FOCUSED GATORS MAKE IT FIVE IN A ROW When he breaks down the film of Florida’s 71-55 win over Vanderbilt Wednesday night, Mike White will find plenty to complain about. This is no time for the Gators (17-11, 9-6 SEC) to get complacent so he will point out … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 27, 2019 CAN GATORS BREAK MEMORIAL GYM LOSING STREAK? Maybe it’s the funky way they do the team benches – they’re on opposite ends of the floor – but something seems to throw the Florida Gators (16-11, 8-6 SEC) off when they travel to Nashville to face Vanderbilt (9-18, 0-14 … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 26, 2019 I HAVE QUESTIONS; DO YOU HAVE ANSWERS? (1) When Jim McElwain got the boot by athletic director Scott Stricklin, I thought Dan Mullen would be a fine fit as Florida’s next football coach but I didn’t think Stricklin would go after him. I thought since Stricklin came to … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 25, 2019 UGLY WAS QUITE BEAUTIFUL AGAINST MISSOURI As we discovered Saturday afternoon at the O-Dome, ugly can be a very beautiful thing. Ugly is indeed the only way to describe Florida’s 64-60 win over the Missouri Tigers, but this is the kind of season where you take wins any … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 22, 2019 Now we get to see how the Florida Gators (15-11, 7-6 SEC) respond to real pressure. With the momentum of a 3-game winning streak that includes Wednesday night’s 82-77 overtime win over 13th-ranked LSU in Baton Rouge, the NCAA Tournament no longer seems like a pipedream but an … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 21, 2019 PATIENCE, EVOLUTION AND A SIGNATURE WIN Will Wade called what happened to his 13th-ranked Tigers Wednesday night “embarrassing” and when asked if he could see LSU (21-5, 11-2 SEC) losing to unranked Florida (15-11, 7-6 SEC), he responded, “Hell yeah.” Wade went on to call the Tigers’ 82-77 … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 20, 2019 A GAME THAT COULD DEFINE THE SEASON Because they are sitting squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble, the Florida Gators (14-11, 6-6 SEC) are in serious need of a signature win over a ranked team. A win tonight (7 p.m., ESPN2) in Baton Rouge against 13th-ranked LSU (21-4, … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 19, 2019 ALL TOO EARLY SEC QB RANKINGS FOR 2019 THE STARTERS (1) Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama: His 2018 numbers were off the charts -3,986 passing yards (11.2 per attempt) for 43 TDPs and only 6 picks – and best in Alabama football history. He also ran for 190 yards and … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: FEBRUARY 18, 2019 CONSISTENCY IS WHAT IS NEEDED NOW In the last two games, both Florida (14-11, 6-6 SEC) victories, KeVaughn Allen and Noah Locke have combined to go 2-21 from the 3-point line and 7-32 from the field overall. Prior to the wins over Vanderbilt and Alabama, the book on … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

Honoring Scot Brantley Trophy winner Trent Whittemore on April 12 at The Reilly Presented by The Ocala QB Club The sports event of the year in North Central Florida will be held April 12 at The Reilly Arts Center in Ocala featuring movie star/TV celebrity, Fox NFL Sunday co-anchor and four-time Super Bowl champion Terry … Continue reading An Evening with Terry Bradshaw

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