Swamp247: A Florida Gators football podcast show

Swamp247: A Florida Gators football podcast

Summary: A Florida Gators podcast featuring Thomas Goldkamp and Blake Alderman.

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 NFL Draft shows UF has work to do, plus portal update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2232

Florida had its fewest NFL Draft selections in a decade with only three players picked in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Swamp247 Podcast breaks down the landing spots for the three draftees, as well as what the lack of top-end talent this year means for Billy Napier and the program going forward. In the second half of the show we take an early look at who the potential 2023 NFL Draft prospects for the Gators could be and what must happen for certain individuals to be selected. We also break down recent updates in the NCAA transfer portal for Florida, which could have a significant impact on UF's season in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 What is the Gator Collective? The founder explains | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2485

With the explosion of name, image and likeness in college athletics, the competitive landscape has become significantly more interesting in recent months. Programs or groups like the Gator Collective are scrambling to raise money to orchestrate deals for players, as programs across the country compete not only to prove to recruits they have a terrific setup, but also to keep current players happy. The Swamp247 team sat down with Gator Collective CEO Eddie Rojas to discuss his organization's work in laying a foundation for NIL at Florida, talking through some of the various hurdles and challenges and getting a better understanding of the lay of the land. We chatted with Eddie for about 20 minutes and then finished up the episode with our thoughts on the current state of affairs as it relates to NIL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 UF lands commitment, huge recruiting turnout at spring game | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2249

Florida hosted more than 300 recruits at the team's annual spring game last week, with dozens of high-profile prospects and top targets taking in the affair under the lights in the Swamp. The Swamp247 recruiting staff breaks down the current momentum in recruitment, with the Gators adding a commitment from wide receiver Tyree Patterson following the game. We also break down the current state of the 2023 recruiting class and where things are headed for the Gators as the summer months that will likely help form the core of the class fast approach. And our thoughts on Florida's staff-wide use of popular hashtags and emojis to show love to recruits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Anthony Richardson steals the show in UF spring game | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2278

Florida held its annual spring game on Thursday night, and redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Richardson stole the show with an electrifying performance. The Swamp247 staff recaps the night and discusses the highlights, from Richardson's performance to the second-team defense getting the best of backup quarterback Jack Miller in the second-team offense. In the second half of the show we hand out some spring superlatives for the players who emerged from spring ball as the biggest winners, while also giving a look forward at what Florida might be looking for in the transfer portal this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 UF's first spring football scrimmage - What to look for | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2094

Florida is almost halfway through spring practice now, with seven practices in the books so far. The Gators are set to host their first scrimmage of the Billy Napier era on Thursday. So the Swamp247 staff reconvenes to discuss everything we've seen and heard so far from spring practice, examining some intersting spots on the roster and what must happen going forward. We also provide a preview of what we're looking to hear out of UF's first scrimmage and highlight a few players that could really help their cases for major playing time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 All eyes on Anthony Richardson as Florida looks to return to the top of the SEC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1180

A three-headed QB battle has shifted to a two-man race after Emory Jones' entry into the transfer portal. With Anthony Richardson the clear-cut favorite to start at QB for Florida, all the pressure of bringing Florida back to the top of the SEC East falls on his shoulders. Host: Nick Kosko Guest: Thomas Goldkamp Follow or Subscribe to The College Football Daily on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Find the 247Sports podcast for your favorite team here!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Todd Golden wins first press conference, spring football tidbits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1655

Florida introduced new basketball coach Todd Golden with a press conference on Wednesday, giving local media a chance to meet with him and discuss his philosophy on analytics, what the Gators need to do to win championships again and much more. The Swamp247 team discusses its first impressions of Golden. We also tackle some spring football topics with four practices in the books and some key storylines beginning to emerge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Emory Jones transferring, UF hoops hires Todd Golden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1533

The Swamp247 Podcast is back with a rapid reaction edition breaking down two major news items in Florida athletics. First, we discuss Florida's hire of new men's basketball coach Todd Golden, who arrives after spending three seasons in charge at San Francisco. Second, we break down the decision of redshirt senior quarterback Emory Jones informing the UF football staff that he plans to transfer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Early impressions from Billy Napier's spring practices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2164

Florida has begun spring practice under new coach Billy Napier, with Napier opening up a portion of each practice to media viewing. Swamp247 has been out at practice and reconvenes on this episode of the podcast to discuss early takeaways from the Gators' spring practices. We break down some areas of concern and some spots where optimism is well-warranted, before diving into what we'd like to see the rest of the way in spring ball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Mike White bolts from Florida for Georgia job | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1569

Florida coach Mike White has left for the open Georgia job, leaving the UF basketball program with the chance for a fresh start after the program had stagnated under White's leadership following a seven-year tenure. The Swamp247 Podcast breaks down the news with an emergency episode, looking at the ramifications of White's departure and what hindsight may tell us a few years down the road now that White will appear on the schedule twice a year coaching one of Florida's biggest rivals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Spring Preview: New scheme could highlight overlooked defensive talent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2326

Swamp247 continues its spring preview coverage with a position-by-position look at the defense, which could benefit tremendously from a new scheme and a new staff that isn't quite so reliant on veterans playing most of the key roles. The Gators have recruited quite well defensively over the last couple years, so could the unit surprise fans in a major way in 2022? We definitely think so as defensive coordinator Patrick Toney takes change with a veteran coaching staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Spring Preview: Napier ready to revamp offense | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2735

Florida is set to begin spring football in less than a week, and that means new coach Billy Napier will begin to implement his changes to the offense. Today, the Swamp247 Podcast breaks down each position group on offense to see what Napier will have to work with at each spot. The overall verdict: Florida might be lacking in truly elite skill position players, but the offense has a lot of potential if Anthony Richardson and the starting five on the offensive line can stay healthy in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 What does UF need to get out of spring football? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2236

The latest episode of the Swamp247 Podcast dives into first-year expectations for Billy Napier and the Florida Gators coming off a 6-7 season and a coaching transition. We break down what fans should be looking for as spring football starts up in order to have a healthy outlook for the 2022 season. We discuss certain spots on the team that bear close monitoring over spring to see how a handful of younger players progress, as the Gators search for some difference-makers to emerge on both sides of the ball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 UF ready to lay foundation for 2023 recruiting in March | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2121

Florida wrapped up the 2022 recruiting class last month, finishing 16th nationally after ranking in the 70s at one point during the recruiting cycle. Swamp247 analysts Blake Alderman and Thomas Goldkamp break down the close to the 2022 class and then take a look forward at what fans, casual and hardcore alike, should be looking at as a thoroughly busy month of March helps set the foundation for Florida's pivotal "bump" recruiting class in 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Three new commits, Hopper to portal, final push to signing day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2266

Florida has picked up three commitments in the last week or so, and Swamp247 recruiting analyst Blake Alderman discusses what each brings to the table. We talk quarterback commit Max Brown, tight end commit Hayden Hansen and edge defender commitment Andrew Savaiinaea. We also discuss the recent entry of linebacker Ty'Ron Hopper into the transfer portal and some opinions on the dissolution of Florida's linebackers room with former assistant Christian Robinson also departing the staff. Finally, we discuss the completion of Billy Napier's on-field assistant coaching staff and how some around the country have graded the group he's put together. We take a look at the big walk-on program that Napier has launched and then finish with a look ahead to the final weekend of official visits ahead of National Signing Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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