Athlon has released their preseason prediction. For the Florida Gators:
From Athlon Sports’ College Football Preview mag:
“Florida’s hopes of a third consecutive SEC East title likely will revolve around the development of Feleipe Franks at quarterback (written before the addition of Malik Zaire). The Gators have been able to lean on a standout defense over the last two seasons, and while there is promising talent stepping into bigger roles, the 2017 Gators D returns only three starters and has a new coordinator.
“After finishing near the bottom of the SEC in scoring over the last two years, Florida will need more from its offense — which is very possible if the quarterback play improves. This is still a team with issues, but the Gators will remain in the mix to win the still-relatively weak SEC East for a third straight season.”
Athlon Sports is projecting the Gators to finish 8-4, second in the SEC East, and be invited to the Belk Bowl in Charlotte vs. Louisville.
Florida baseball: Kevin O’Sullivan named national coach of the year
Author JORDAN MCPHERSON
After leading the Florida baseball team to its first national championship in program history, Kevin O’Sullivan was named Collegiate Baseball’s National Coach of the Year.
The Gators have become a national powerhouse in the last 10 years under O’Sullivan. Florida has reached the NCAA Tournament every year and clinched a spot the College World Series in six of the past eight seasons — more than any other team during that span.
Today, the United States responded to the horrible atrocity of sarin gas being used on civilians, men women and children, in Syria. Sarin is a banned chemical weapon that is a nerve agent. UNICEF has stated that 546 people were injured, “among them many children.”
A little background helps understand here. In 2013, Syria joined the chemical weapons convention under a joint US and Russia agreement. Syria agreed to hand over its stockpile of about 2.8 million pounds of toxic weapons and disable their chemical weapons program. Russia is responsible for overseeing their compliance. Apparently, and I agree with our Secretary of State, they are either complicit in this civilian attack or incompetent.
I am not posting the videos that have been seen of the result of these chemical attacks, they are truly horrible. It is time that we take decisive action that will clearly show we will not tolerate this inhumanity. It also shows we, as a country, have changed our philosophy. We are no longer “leading from behind” nor will be resorting to sending really stern letter. Instead, we are using our military prowess effectively and decisively.
Although very sadden that this had to be done, I am encouraged our President is returning the United States to a position of leadership and morality in a clearly immoral of our world. God Bless our President and the United States of America.
Finally, after what can be best described as an “interesting” time, we are back and able to pick up on our site and, maybe, even get to work the radio a little bit. We have really missed not being able to keep up the web site and hope you will understand and come back often.
Football season is nearly upon us, thankfully ! We are looking forward to another year of gridiron action at the newly renamed Steve Spurrier / Florida Field. Most will admit we surprised the world by winning the SEC East. Even so, most Gators realize that the program has not returned to the elite status it enjoyed and again deserves. While it is always a goal to win the SEC East and go to Atlanta, Reaching such a status takes a lot of hard work, from recruiting to mentoring and developing our players, to supporting and encouraging our coaches and staff, and ensuring that our facilities and support remain at the outstanding level the programs demands to be truly successful. I believe Coach Mac is on the right track, but it is now time for our Gators to take the next step in achieving excellence.
Steve has finally come Home
It feels really good to have Steve Spurrier back home again, even if he is not a coach with the program. He made the Gators into a National Powerhouse and spoiled us by creating expectations that are literally championship high. Spurrier was an All-American here, won a Heisman here, dominated SEC football as the Head Ball Coach here and is now the Ambassador representing the Gator Nation and the University. There could not be a better choice to fill such a multi-faceted position.
Here are some of his comments about his return home.
Again, welcome back. Check out some new features, including feeds about home automation, Apple, and new feeds on a variety of subjects. Thank You.
Several months ago, we had lightening damage to our computers and my ham radio shack. The past few months have been spent trouble shooting our air conditioning, electrical appliances, computers and station equipment. Whie not exactly fun, we can now seen the end of the tunnel and will, hopefully, hack to normal.
For our Ham friends, we are sporadically back on the air – usually 20 M at 14.070 PSK. Still having some codec and port issues, but better than before.
For our website friends, we are coming back, enjoying Spring Ball and will begin updating the site much more often. We are trying to add a travelogue picture section which will show some of the beautiful places we have been fortunate to visit.
In any event, thank you so much for your patience and for visiting here. We do this for fun and enjoyment – so feel free to visit here anytime. Best regards and 73 !