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The Florida Gators and their fans are expecting a big season

Sam Snelling brought in’s Eric Fawcett to preview the upcoming season of the Gators, and talk about his impressions of the Missouri program under Cuonzo Martin.

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NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason for college basketball is long, sometimes too long. But we are getting closer, and what better time than mid-September to welcome Florida Gators analyst and basketball expert Eric Fawcett to the podcast?

Eric has been covering Florida for years and has an innate understanding of their team and Mike White, and he’s also very in touch with Gator fan expectations. The Gators are considered to be one of the top teams in the league this year, so we take a look into why the expectations are so high in Gainesville and what would be considered a successful or a disappointing season.

Episode Breakdown:

:15 – 2:15: Welcome Eric Fawcett to Rock M Nation Podcasts and Opponents Alley! Let’s get to know Eric.

2:16 – 7:34: Florida had a big offseason…. So where are the Gators now?

7:35 – 26:41: There’s a lot of optimism around the Florida program right now, thanks to a solid recruiting class coming in and some young players showing promise last season. What’s the overview for them this season?

26:42 – 29:22: Who is a Gators player that not many people are talking about that they should know this year?

29:23 – 35:46: The Gator fan view of Missouri and expectations for Mizzou this season

35:47 – 41:30: What would be a disappointing season for Florida? The view is a bit... surprising.

41:31 – END: Final Thoughts and be sure to check out Eric’s work at Gator Country!

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Thank you Eric for coming on Opponents Alley and Final Thoughts! You can follow members of Today’s Show on Twitter @SamTSnelling and @Efawcett7!

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