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Florida Gators thoughts and analysis from David Waters. Featured on The Bill King Show and SEC Breakdown.

Florida Gators thoughts and analysis from David Waters. Featured on The Bill King Show and SEC Breakdown.
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Florida Gators thoughts and analysis from David Waters. Featured on The Bill King Show and SEC Breakdown.




Malik Davis and Brett Heggie Cleared--Adam Shuler Transfers to UF

The Gators offense received some welcome news this week as RB Malik Davis and OL Brett Heggie have been cleared after suffering injuries last season. This is big news as Dan Mullen tries to turn around the Florida offense and getting two of the better players back certainly helps. Gators Breakdown takes a look at the bounce back both players have ahead of them as well the incoming transfer Adam Shuler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Explosive Plays Will Lead Offensive Turnaround -- Jaelin Humphries Commits

It's been well documented the task Dan Mullen has in fixing the Florida Gators offense. From the subpar quarterback and offensive line play, to trying to find ways to get playmakers the ball, Mullen has his work cut out for him. One area that would spell an immediate change on offense is explosive plays. The Gators Breakdown crew looks at Mullen's statistical history of explosive offense and how it translates into a successful offense. Also, Will Miles introduces a new metric for measuring...


College Football Preview Magazines Differ on the Gators

Many fans are counting down the days until the kickoff of the college football season. The first signal college football is getting closer to starting is the release of the ever popular Athlon Sports and Lindy's Sports College Football Preview Magazines. These two publications differ on how much success the Gators will have under first year head coach, Dan Mullen. Gators Breakdown takes a look at those differences and also what opposing coaches think about the state of the Gator...


Recruiting Outlook After Gator Grill-Out -- Van Jefferson Update

Dan Mullen held his inaugural Gator Grill-Out this past weekend and the the experience was well reviewed by recruits. Blake Alderman, from Swamp 247, joins Gators Breakdown to discuss what top recruits had to say about the event and the outlook for recruiting as summer approaches. Also, an update on the eligibility of wide-receiver Van Jefferson and the Gators schedule USF for future games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Mullen Rolling with His QBs

For better or worse, Dan Mullen is rolling with his QBs. After much speculation about grad transfer, Joe Burrow, Mullen continues to shut down the idea of bringing in another quarterback. Gators Breakdown dives into what it means for the current crop of QBs and Mullen’s confidence in them. Dave and Will also look at the fan support Mullen wants from Gator Nation and a huge recruiting weekend on tap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Is Mullen's Success at MSU an Indicator of Success at UF?

Dan Mullen went to Mississippi State and was tasked with turning the program around as a first time head coach. He did that, doing more with less, and made the Bulldogs relevant program in the SEC. Former Mississippi State QB, and current radio analyst, Matt Wyatt joins Gators Breakdown to share his thoughts on Dan Mullen's success in Starkville and if Mullen can recreate it for the Gators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Will Multiple Quarterbacks Start for Florida in 2018?

Gators Breakdown has always prided itself of being a "fan's podcast." Last week, we asked our listeners to send questions they had about the program after spring practice. Questions ranged from the starting quarterback role, the 2018 schedule, and the difference in Dan Mullen and (UGA Head Coach) Kirby Smart in recruiting. Dave and Will give their thoughts on those topics and more on this episode of Gators Breakdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Expectations After Spring Practice

Spring practice has and come and gone. While much of the team building was behind closed doors, fans were able to see the Gators up close a few times. Have expectations changed for the 2018 season following spring practice? Gators Breakdown gives their thoughts and also asks if fans should be worried about recruiting right now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Spring Game Recap

Gator Nation showed up to The Orange and Blue Debut in mass to see head coach Dan Mullen's team on the field for the first time. The theme was fun for the players and the fans. Gators Breakdown takes a look at the day that was and what fans can take away from the scrimmage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Spring Game Preview -- Jalon Jones Commits

Spring practice comes to a close with The Orange and Blue Debut this Saturday. While the game doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things, fans finally get to see what a Dan Mullen coached team looks like on the field. Will the themes from practice ring true or will new ones emerge? Gators Breakdown share their outlook on the game as well as take a look at the newest quarterback commit, Jalon Jones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Expected Questions Still Linger mid-Spring

Halfway through spring practice and many of the same questions fans had going in are still there. While there is some clarity, many questions will remain unanswered until the Gators kickoff in September. On this episode of Gators Breakdown, the crew reviews spring practice so far, players stepping up and others that still need to take advantage of the opportunity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Will Kyle Trask Push for Starting QB?

There's a saying in football, "the most popular player on the team is the backup quarterback." Kyle Trask has yet to take a snap in a game for the Gators, but some fans believe he could be the answer to Florida's quarterback woes. Since spring practice has started, Trask has put himself in position to push Feleipe Franks for the starting quarterback role. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Spring Practice Gets Started

Fans finally got their first, on the field, look at the Gators under head coach Dan Mullen. The first two spring practices were open to the fans, and there was definitely a different look and feel to the team under Dan Mullen. Thomas Goldkamp, of 247 Sports, joins David Waters to share perspective of everything new in the Gators first couple of spring practices. Which players showed a grasp of the new schemes? Which new players made their presence felt? Learn more about...


Gators Breakdown EP 134 - 2018 Spring Football Preview

Dan Mullen starts his first spring football this week for the Gators. The message is clear from the head coach, "Learn how to play hard." Gators Breakdown previews position battles and which players may take advantage of the new schemes on both sides of the ball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Gators Breakdown EP 133 - Don't Count Out Feleipe Franks

Quarterback talk wasn't lacking for Dan Mullen during his speaking tour last week. While all the QBs will have a clean slate under the new head coach, there is only one on the Florida roster that has experience of starting behind center. Feleipe Franks looks to turn around his career, and with the arrival of Mullen to Gainesville, he will have every opportunity to prove he can be the quarterback Gators fans have been longing for. Many fans want to move on and see true freshman Emory...


Gators Breakdown EP 132 - 2019 Recruiting Ramps Up -- Mullen Speaks in Jacksonville

Dan Mullen's first Junior Day was this past weekend and originally it looked like many top prospects were going to flock to Gainesville. Then, comes Saturday and some of those top prospects end up not making it in. Blake Alderman, from 247 Sports, joins Gators Breakdown to give our first look into the 2019 class and the two commitments Florida received from the Junior Day event. Also, host David Waters, was at the Dan Mullen Speaking Engagement in Jacksonville and shares his...


Gators Breakdown EP 131 - QB Running is Essential for Best Results Under Mullen

Florida Head Coach, Dan Mullen is known as a great quarterback developer and certainly what Florida needs to help the position. While passing is of the utmost importance for a quarterback, a QB's legs are also instrumental in getting the best results in a Dan Mullen offense. This week's episode of Gators Breakdown dives into what it takes from the quarterback position for a successful Dan Mullen offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Gators Breakdown EP 130 - Class Of 18 Stacks Up Well Vs Rivals

It's been a week since National Signing Day and Dan Mullen is getting praise for the Class of 2018. The overall talent on the roster has improved and the Gators are building a roster to compete with their biggest rivals. Gators Breakdown takes a look at the top tier players and how the Gators stack up against Georgia, FSU, Miami and Tennessee. Also, fans shouldn't expect much out of this class in year one if recent transition classes are any indication. Learn more about your ad choices....


Gators Breakdown EP 129 - Signing Day 2018 Review

National Signing Day started off a little rocky for the Gators as they missed on some of their top targets in the class of '18. By the time the afternoon rolled around, Florida rebounded by getting highly rated recruits to finish out the day with 19 signees. The Gators Breakdown crew takes a look at the roller coaster that was National Signing Day and what the new crop of Gators bring to the program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Gators Breakdown EP 128 - Last Look Before National Signing Day

With National Signing Day just a couple of days away, the Gators are in the thick of things with some big-time prospects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit