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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MAY 8, 2019 POST SPRING SEC FOOTBALL TRENDS We won’t give out grades for spring football in the Southeastern Conference but instead we’ll look at all 14 teams and not whether they are trending upward, downward or treading water. ALABAMA (Treading water): Alabama lost 10 players to the NFL Draft. What … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MAY 7, 2019 TEN YEARS OF THE NFL DRAFT AND THE SEC In the most recently concluded NFL Draft, the Southeastern Conference had 64 players taken, a full 24 more than the second place Big Ten. Alabama led the entire nation with 10 players selected. Recruitaholics will tell you that isn’t … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MAY 6, 2019 WINNING, STABILITY ARE THE KEYS TO RECRUITING From 2005-2010, the Gators went 65-15 with two national championships and three 13-win seasons. Only Boise State (70) and TCU (66) won more games during that period but neither one even sniffed a national championship. During this six-year stretch, the Gators … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MAY 2, 2019 DUMB AND DUMBER The NBA Draft lasts two rounds in which 60 players are selected. Players selected in the first round get guaranteed contracts although the amount of money in those contracts is predetermined. Second round picks only get multi-year contracts and guaranteed money if the drafting team … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: MAY 1, 2019 JALON JONES ENTERS TRANSFER PORTAL Four months after arriving on the Florida campus as a hyped 4-star quarterback recruit from Richmond, Virginia, Jalon Jones has placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal. More than one well informed source says this is a mutual parting of the ways … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: APRIL 30, 2019 GATORS IN THE NFL DRAFT Although he fell to the second round, Jawaan Taylor (6-5, 328) wound up with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the same team that had been projected to take him with the #7 overall pick. The second round money isn’t quite as good, but Taylor will … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 18, 2019 RANKING SEC QBS 2019 WORST TO FIRST With spring football in the SEC all but over, here is an all-too-early ranking of the league’s quarterbacks from worst to first. 14. Joey Gatewood, Auburn (6-5, 233, RFR): His only action last year was mop up time in Auburn’s 63-14 … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 17, 2019 FIVE GUYS TO WATCH IN 2019 Now that spring has sprung, here are five guys who should make significant contributions in 2019: RT Jean Delance (6-4, 313, RJR): Richard Gouraige (6-4, 303 RFR) was expected to take over at RT this spring, but Delance played so well that … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 16, 2019 DON’T WORRY ABOUT THESE THREE THINGS In the aftermath of Florida’s Orange and Blue Game, here are three takeaways: (1) The defense is going to be spectacular. What you saw at The Swamp was all about entertainment. Dan Mullen wanted happy fans and he got them without offering … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, APRIL 15, 2019 NO QB CONTROVERSY HERE: FRANKS IS THE MAN All right, so it was the Orange and Blue Game. So there might not have been exactly 39,476 live bodies in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. And so there was no blitzing by the defense, no real attempt to pressure the … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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