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Gators Breakdown

Graham Media Group, Gators Breakdown
309 episodes
Florida Gators podcast with thoughts and analysis from host/creator David Waters and Will Miles from ReadandReaction.com Featured at news4jax.com/gatorsbreakdown with weekly appearances on The Bill King Show. Twitter: @GatorsBreakdown Host/Creator: David Waters - Twitter @GatorDave_SEC Co-Host: Will Miles - Twitter @WillMilesSEC

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Isaiah Bond commits | Busy June for recruiting

It's been since March since Florida's last football commitment, but that ended when speedy WR Isaiah Bond declared his commitment to the Gators this past Sunday. David Waters is joined by Blake Alderman (Swamp247) to break down Bond's game. Also, Blake hit son the top targets on the Gators' board a…

Dan Mullen's projection and around the SEC w/ Josh Pate | NFL Draft Review

With spring practice wrapping around the SEC, it's time to take a look where programs stand coming out of spring. David Waters and Will Miles (Read and Reaction) are joined by Josh Pate (Late Kick Podcast - 247 Sports) as Josh reviews the spring for Florida and the Gators' SEC opponents. Pate is al…

2021 NFL Draft Preview

Nine former Florida Gators are thought to have a great chance at having their named called during the 2021 NFL Draft. While Kyle Pitts, Kyle Trask, and Kadarius Toney headline the group, several others set up a deep draft for the Gators. David Waters is joined by Zach Goodall and Demetrius Harvey f…

What will define Florida in 2021?

The 2021 Florida football team will look much different than the 2020 version. With that, brings many questions surrounding the Gators. David Waters and Will Miles (Read and Reaction) are joined by Neil Blackmon (Saturday Down South) to answer questions raised by Neil that could define the Gators i…

Gene Chizik breaks down Florida

Gators Breakdown is back this week with former Auburn head coach, current SEC Network analyst, Gene Chizik. Chizik shares what it's like to go head-to-head vs Dan Mullen, the issues on defense, and the state of college football. JOIN Gators Breakdown Plus: https://gatorsbreakdown.supportingcast.fm…

Does the expectation for Florida change after spring practice?

After hearing all spring about the defense outperforming the offense, Gators Breakdown's David Waters asked the fanbase if their expectation for the 2021 Gators have changed? Join David on this episode as he shares those thoughts and gives his own on the expectations coming out of spring practice. …

Gators wrap up spring football 2021

A spring football camp with so much change has come and gone for Florida. Head coach Dan Mullen details where the team stands coming out of spring, especially the next steps for Emory Jones and the QB position. David Waters is joined by Will Miles (Read and Reaction) to review this spring and give …

Florida’s defense trending up going into final week of spring | Recruiting Update

For the second scrimmage in-a-row, the Florida defense comes away as the most impressive side of the ball. David Waters is joined by Nick de la Torre (Gators Territory) to discuss a new attitude for the defense and how that is paying off so far. David and Nick also tackle the offense’s struggles an…

First spring scrimmage news and notes

After a historically bad defense in 2020, this spring hopes to be the first step in Florida gaining back some confidence on that side of the ball. Well, it’s off to a good start as the Gators’ defense got the best of the offense in the team’s first spring scrimmage. David Waters is joined by Will M…

Spring practice Q & A

The Gators are approaching the halfway point of 2021 spring practice and that means it’s time to take your questions! David Waters is joined by Will Miles as the two answer questions including: How will Dan Mullen use multiple quarterbacks? Which young linebackers will contribute? Can the off…

Arik Gilbert decommits from Florida

Tight end Arik Gilbert decommits from Florida less than a month after committing. David Waters shares his reaction and what it means for the Gators. Get Gators Breakdown merchandise at https://www.ebay.com/str/gatorsbreakdown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Early 2021 spring practice news and notes

Three practices have come and gone for Florida’s 2021 version of spring practice. David Waters is joined by Will Miles as the two have you covered on all the early storylines including: Emory Jones time to shine First look at OL unit Trey Dean and Mohamoud Diabate building on last season Ge…

2021 spring practice starts | First look at 2022 recruiting

It came as a bit of a surprise when Florida announced they would be starting spring football practice on Thursday, February 18th. Starting this week means the Gators are starting about a month before they normally do. Join David Waters as he gives his thoughts on Dan Mullen’s press conference leadi…

Florida schedules home-and-home with Notre Dame

Florida has beefed up its non-conference schedule in the coming decade, but none bigger than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Join David Waters for a quick reaction to this big scheduling announcement. Get Gators Breakdown merchandise at https://www.ebay.com/str/gatorsbreakdown Learn more about yo…

State of the Program 2021

With the 2020 season and the 2021 recruiting class in the rear-view mirror, now is a good time to take a look at where the Florida Gators football program stands heading into the 2021 season.  David Waters is joined by Nick de la Torre (Gators Territory) as the two review Dan Mullen’s time in Gaine…

National Signing Day 2021 Review

There was no movement from the Early Signing Period in December on the class of 2021. While the Gators were successful in hitting the transfer portal, the 2021 class lags behind in hauling top high school football stars. David Waters and Will Miles (Read and Reaction) discuss plenty of topics for t…

Talking 2021 recruiting and more with Rivals' Mike Farrell

Florida's 2021 class fills a lot of need on the defensive side of the ball, but the class is lower ranked overall compared to the last couple of classes. David Waters is joined by Rivals National Recruiting Director, Mike Farrell, as the two discuss the highlights of the class as well as Dan Mullen…

TE Arik Gilbert transferring to Florida

The 2020 offense sets all kids of records due in large part to TE Kyle Pitts. Well, Florida may have found their next Kyle Pitts in the form of LSU, former five-star, Arik Gilbert. David Waters gives his instant reaction to Gilbert transferring to Florida. Get Gators Breakdown merchandise at https…

Instant Reaction | Florida 2021 schedule and Brian Johnson leaving for NFL

Instant analysis from David Waters on the recently released Gators' 2021 football schedule and Brian Johnson's move to the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2021 Defense Early Preview

To say the 2020 Florida defense was a disappointment is an understatement. With that disappointment comes change on and off the field in the form of instant-impact transfers and new coaching hires. David Waters, Will Miles (Read and Reaction) and Nick Knudsen (American Football Stories, Read and Re…

2021 Offense Early Preview

Kyle Trask, Kyle Pitts, Kadarius Toney, Trevon Grimes, Stone Forsyth, Brett Heggie. Those are important pieces from the 2020 offense that won’t suit up in orange and blue in 2021. David Waters, Will Miles (Read and Reaction) and Nick Knudsen (American Football Stories, Read and Reaction) discuss ju…

Last look at 2020 and a look ahead to 2021

The 2020 college football season is over. A season that was in doubt at one point, had some good and some bad for the Florida Gators. David Waters and Will Miles take one last look back at the 2020 season as they review their preseason predictions. Also, the guys where various publications rank the…

Report: Florida to hire Auburn's Wesley McGriff for role in secondary

The Gators stay in the SEC as they reportedly hire Auburn's Wesley McGriff after moving on from Torrian Gray and Ron English. David Waters is joined by Jake Crain (The JBoy Show) to give a detailed look into Florida's newest defensive back coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone…

Dan Mullen’s future at Florida | Grantham retained

Dan Mullen has interest in the NFL. It’s a statement Gators’ fans don’t want to hear, but according to reports, Mullen is looking to jump to football’s highest stage. David Waters is joined by Will Miles (Read and Reaction) to give their thoughts on everything that surrounds Mullen’s future. Also, …

Instant Reaction | Oklahoma 55 Florida 20

David Waters gives instant reaction to Florida’s blowout loss to the Oklahoma Sooners. Get Gators Breakdown merchandise at https://www.ebay.com/str/gatorsbreakdown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Florida vs Oklahoma Cotton Bowl Preview

David Waters breaks down the Cotton Bowl match-up between Florida and the surging Oklahoma Sooners. Get Gators Breakdown merchandise at https://www.ebay.com/str/gatorsbreakdown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Florida is close, but still a ways to go | Gators vs Oklahoma in Cotton Bowl

2020 showed just how close Florida and Dan Mullen are to winning a SEC Championship, but at the same time, it showed just how far Florida has to go as well. David Waters is joined by Will Miles (Read and Reaction) to discuss just how far the Gators are. Also, the two share their first thoughts on t…

Game Reaction | Alabama 52 Florida 46

It was a valiant effort against the number one team in the country, but the Gators fall to the Crimson Tide 52-46 in the SEC Championship. David Waters is joined by Nick de la Torre (Gators Territory) and Graham Hall (Gainesville Sun) to look back at the Gators effort and just how close they were i…

Early Signing Day 2021 Review

David Waters is joined by Corey Bender (Gators Territory) to break down the 2021 Early Signing Day. Two QBs, a slew of DBs, and much needed DL help highlight the first portion of Florida’s 2021 signing class. Get Gators Breakdown merchandise at https://www.ebay.com/str/gatorsbreakdown Learn more …

2020 Alabama, SEC Championship Game Preview

Florida and Alabama have met more times in the SEC Championship than any other programs and the tenth time certainly has some high stakes for Florida. After the latest CFP rankings revealed Florida at no.7, there’s been a renewed possibility of a playoff berth with a win over Alabama. David Waters …