In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast
By In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast
The official podcast of the Florida Gators blog inallkindsofweather.com, featuring host Dustin Smith, founder Neil Shulman and contributor Casey Hampton.
LSU preview: Not This Time
It's that time of year again: time for the Florida Gators to play LSU. The situation is fairly similar, with LSU missing nearly half its team. Can the Gators take advantage this time?
October 14, 2021
Vanderbilt recap: Dan Mullen lights a fire beneath his Gators
Florida didn't look great in the first half, but then figured things out in the second half to roll past a hapless Vandy squad. Neil and Dustin discuss that, and check in on how some former Gator stars are doing in their new homes in 2021.
October 11, 2021
Vandy preview: let's right the ship
After a devastating loss to Kentucky, the Gators need to figure out some answers as they approach the second half of the season. It starts against Vandy.
October 8, 2021
Kentucky recap: "Making Sense Of The Nonsensical"
One of the more horrifying Florida football losses in recent memory has seemingly punctured the Gators' 2021 goals. How did it happen? Neil and Dustin commiserate together and try to make sense of a game that contained a lot of decisions that, frankly, did not make any sense.
October 3, 2021
Kentucky preview: Gators look to continue dominance over pesky Wildcats team
After notching its first SEC win of the year, the Gators look to keep their momentum rolling- not only for the season, but against a feisty Kentucky program that always plays them tough.
September 30, 2021
Tennessee recap: Gators turn it on in second half to bury Vols
The Florida Gators partook in the annual tradition of beating the Tennessee Volunteers. Along the way, there were certainly some things to improve on- but overall, Florida is getting better each week.
September 27, 2021
Tennessee preview: Gators look to get back in the win column
First up is the burning question that Gator fans are debating: is Tennessee really a rival for Florida anymore? Once that's settled, Neil and Dustin get down to business, discussing all the things they'd like to see from the Gators in their SEC home opener.
September 23, 2021
Alabama recap: so close, and yet so far
Dustin and Neil break down the Gators' 31-29 defeat at the hands of Alabama in the Swamp, acknowledging that although there was a lot to be proud of, there's still a lot of work to be done if Florida its to compete for a national championship.
September 21, 2021
Florida-Alabama preview: "A Picture Perfect Preview" Ft. Alex Shepherd
Veteran Florida Gators photographer Alex Shepherd join us to talk about his life on the sidelines with the Gators, and then the conversation turns to football. Can the Gators beat big, bad Bama? And what does it mean for the program if they do?
September 16, 2021
USF recap: QB debate rages on as Gators cook cattle (plus FSU suffers the worst loss in program history)
What's next for the Gator quarterback room? Neil, Casey and Dustin discuss, plus laugh at FSU!
September 14, 2021
Florida-USF preview: Gators look to find rhythm before Alabama showdown
Florida travels down to Tampa for the first leg of a two-for-one series with USF. Can the Gators figure things out against the Bulls before Alabama comes to town?
September 10, 2021
Florida-FAU recap: Gators slog their way past Owls in ho-hum victory
Neil and Dustin break down the Gators' season-opening win over Florida Atlantic, featuring a quarterback controversy, an improved offensive line and more.
September 6, 2021
2021 Florida Gators game by game preview and predictions
It's time to make some predictions! How will the Gators do in 2021? Who scares us? Casey, Neil and Dustin get together and make their picks!
August 30, 2021
2021 Florida Gators offense preview with Ben Troupe
The 2020 Florida Gator offense was elite, but with Emory Jones taking over for Kyle Trask, and with other stars such as Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney also gone, what does 2021 hold? After a brief update on recruiting, former Florida All-American Ben Troupe joins us to break down the Gators' 2021 offense, position by position.
August 23, 2021
2021 Florida Gators defense preview with Alex Brown
The Florida Gators' all time sack leader, Alex Brown, returns to the In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast for a deep dive into the X's and O's of the 2021 Florida Gator defense. Among the topics discussed: incoming stars Diwun Black and Jason Marshall, whether or not we expect Florida to be more aggressive defensively in 2021, and X-factors at each level of the defense.
August 9, 2021
SEC Expansion special (plus: a 2-1 with UCF, and Eliah Drinkwitz runs his mouth)
The In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast crew is finally back together to discuss Gator football! Today, Neil, Dustin and Casey discuss a variety of subjects, including a 2-1 football series with Central Florida and Eliah Drinkwitz getting a little too confident, before the main discussion about the SEC's expected expansion to sixteen teams. How would a sixteen team SEC work? How would the schedules work? How would a conference champion be crowned? Listen in to hear the team's thoughts!
July 26, 2021
Gators pick up four commitments in a successful week on the recruiting trail
Florida is back up and at 'em on the recruiting trail in an action packed week that's seen four recruits commit to the Gators. Are more commitments in store? Neil and Dustin discuss.
June 27, 2021
2021 State Of The Program Address Ft. Dave Waters (Gators Breakdown)
The In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast team is finally back together after a two month hiatus! After catching up on the Gator baseball, softball and tennis programs, as well as some recent extensions handed out to Gator coaches, Dave Waters joins the show for the featured presentation: the Gator football State of the Program Address. Can Mullen win without elite recruiting? What will the offense look like with Emory Jones? What's to be made of the reports we got from spring practice? Dave and the IAKOW Forecast crew dive into all these questions and more in the ultimate offseason football podcast episode.
June 2, 2021
"The Great Mike White Debate Episode" Ft. Neil Blackmon
Is Mike White the guy for the Florida Gators men's basketball program? Or should the experiment come to an end? Our Neil Shulman debates his fellow Neil, Florida Basketball Hour co-host Neil Blackmon, on all the common talking points about White, including his X's and O's, CEO moves, what the Gator standard really is and whether White can ultimately have the Florida basketball program where it belongs.
April 28, 2021
"Stickball Power Surge": Breaking down huge series wins for Gator baseball and softball
In today's quick episode, Neil and Dustin break down the Gators' monumental series victories on the baseball and softball diamonds this past weekend. Neil also takes a minute to shout out some of the other Gator sports on their accomplishments.
April 7, 2021
The Death of Gator basketball (as we know it)
It's a sad time for Gator basketball fans right now. After recapping the past week of softball and baseball, and after breaking down the Gators' loss to Oral Roberts in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the crew expresses frustration over Mike White one last time, laments the loss of the hoops program Florida once had, and brainstorms possible replacements for White.
March 24, 2021
NCAA Tournament preview (and a big week of recruiting)
It's been another big week for the #EverythingSchool, and the Gators are headed to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The crew brings you up to speed on the latest in softball, baseball and football recruiting before breaking down Florida's draw and previewing their first (and hypothetical second) game.
March 15, 2021
"A little (more) of everything"
In today's episode, Dustin and Neil bring you up to speed on the latest with baseball and softball, as well as voice their concerns with the basketball program and break down the most recent developments from Gator football's spring practice.
March 8, 2021
"A little bit of everything"
Dustin and Neil discuss the latest on several different sports today, including a hot start for Gator softball, a crazy opening weekend for Gator baseball, the return to the court for Gator basketball and initial observations from Gator football's spring practices.
February 25, 2021
2021 Gator baseball preview: "The Blueprint of Champions" with Alex Faedo
The 2020 Gator baseball team showed tremendous promise before COVID-19 ruined everything. But with their eyes on the prize, (almost) everyone on that team decided to come back in 2021 and finish what they started. Today, former Gator star pitcher Alex Faedo- who helped lead Florida to its first ever national championship in 2017- discusses what made that 2017 team so special, and explains why he sees a lot of the same things in this 2021 team.
February 12, 2021
The Florida Gators' (basketball and football) late January paradigm shift Ft. Joe Vizzi
On today’s jam-packed show, Neil and Joey talk about the Gator basketball team’s upset win at West Virginia and whether or not Mike White has regained their trust. Then the conversation shifts to football, beginning with hire of Garrick McGee. The two then break down the Gators’ schedule, preview the 2021 recruiting class as Signing Day looms, and for a finale, Neil and Joey react live to the Arik Gilbert news! (The news broke as they were recording their show, so you’ll get to hear their excitement in the moment that they first learned of it!)
February 1, 2021
2020 Gator football season recap with Ben Troupe
In a jam packed episode, Neil and Dustin kick off the show by discussing a few pieces of recent news and briefly discussing the state of the Gator basketball program. The Forecast team then welcomes back former Florida All-American tight end Ben Troupe to recap the highs, the lows, and the legacy of an all-around unforgettable 2020 Gator football team.
January 20, 2021
Post-post season recap: (false) Mullen-NFL rumors, Mullen retains Grantham and hires Auburn's Wesley McGriff, and more
Last week was quite a busy week in the world of Gator athletics, and Dustin and Neil are here to break it all down. First, they give their initial thoughts on what's shaping up to be a special season for Gator baseball before moving on to discussing the dreadful week for Gator basketball. Then, the featured presentation: a wild week for Gator football. That week included a variety of rumors that Dan Mullen would bolt for the NFL, the unpopular decision Mullen made to retain Todd Grantham, the replacement of Ron English and Torrian Gray with Wesley McGriff, the official welcoming of thirteen new Gators to the student body, and the unfortunate departure of Neil's favorite player.
January 11, 2021
Cotton Bowl recap: This Isn't The Gator Standard, Dan
Following the worst defensive performance in Florida Gators history, Dustin, Casey and Neil share their thoughts on what went wrong, discuss the everlasting damage that Todd Grantham did to the program, and express their heartfelt thanks to Kyle Trask for all he did as a Gator.
January 1, 2021
Cotton Bowl Preview II: Gators' WR corps decimated by opt-outs
In a quick, impromptu addition to our Cotton Bowl preview episode, Neil and Dustin break down the heavy personnel losses the Gators suffered at the wide receiver position on Monday with two top pass catchers opting out and a third testing positive for COVID-19.
December 29, 2020
Cotton Bowl preview: "Gators' Senior Class comes full circle"
Today, the whole crew is back together to preview Florida's Cotton Bowl showdown against Oklahoma. In addition, Neil, Casey and Dustin vent some frustrations about the seemingly impending Kyle Trask Heisman Trophy snub, and share their favorite memories about this senior class.
December 28, 2020
SEC Championship Game recap: Gators fight, but can't top Bama
In today's episode, Dustin and Neil break down the shootout between Alabama and Florida in the SEC Championship Game this past Saturday night, and discuss how the same issues that have plagued Florida all year led to their demise once more.
December 23, 2020
SEC Championship Game pregame show: final thoughts
On the morning of the 2020 SEC Championship Game, Neil and Dustin share their final thoughts on the matchup between the Gators and Crimson Tide.
December 19, 2020
CFP Rankings/Early Signing Day Reaction
In today's special episode, Neil and Dustin react to the penultimate College Football Playoff Rankings, as well as the 21 Florida Gator commits who became Florida Gator signees on Early Signing Day.
December 17, 2020
Alabama Preview/Early Signing Day Preview: "Taking Down Goliath" with Shane Matthews
In a special SEC Championship-Early Signing Day hybrid preview episode, Gator QB legend Shane Matthews joins us to discuss just how special Kyle Trask is, whether he should win the Heisman, and what Florida has to do in order to have ANY chance whatsoever to take down Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. We also talk about the wild world of recruiting, what factors do and don't play into recruits' decisions, and, as always, make some predictions.
December 15, 2020
LSU recap: the worst loss in Gator football history?
Florida had everything going for it on Senior Night against LSU, a mere four wins away from a national championship. Instead, in a game Florida was favored to win by 24 points, everything melted down at once in a horrifying, season-killing loss that ranks up there among the most devastating defeats in school history. It's nearly impossible to make sense of it, but Neil, Dustin and Casey do their best in today's episode.
December 14, 2020
LSU preview: "The less than 1 percenters" with Frankie Velez
Former Gator kicker Frankie Velez joins us today to talk all about not being heavily recruited and overcoming the odds to produce for the Florida Gators in meaningful situations. We also talk about the upcoming Florida-LSU game, as well as how and why the Gators may have been underperforming a little lately.
December 9, 2020
Tennessee recap: Gators clinch the SEC East, but still have work to do
Today, host Dustin Smith and In All Kinds Of Weather creator and founder Neil Shulman discuss the importance of Florida clinching the SEC East, as well as some things that are cause for concern as the Gators prepare for a revenge game against LSU- and prepare to take their long awaited shot at Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.
December 7, 2020
Tennessee preview: "Florida's Biggest Ex-Rival" with Alex Brown
With the Florida-Tennessee game looming, Gators' all time sack artist Alex Brown stops by to reminisce about his five sack game against the Vols in 1999, discuss the current state of the "rivalry" and breaks down the X's and O's of Florida's struggling defense.
December 2, 2020
Kentucky recap: Second (half) and Grantham
The crew breaks down the "tale of two halves" game between the Gators and Kentucky Wildcats that brought Florida within one win of clinching the SEC East. Also included in this episode: host Dustin Smith debates In All Kinds Of Weather founder Neil Shulman and contributor Casey Hampton on the subject of Todd Grantham, viewer comments and more.
November 30, 2020
Kentucky preview: "We're witnessing history" with Bill Sikes
On this special episode of the In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast, former Gators Breakdown host Bill Sikes joins us to talk about the makeup of the current Florida team- and just how incredible their success is. And of course, we preview our upcoming game against Kentucky too!
November 25, 2020
Vandy recap: Gators slog on, move within two wins of Atlanta
On today's episode, the In All Kinds of Weather Forecast crew breaks down the Gators' underwhelming 38-17 victory over lowly Vanderbilt, and discusses potential factors that led to the lackluster performance.
November 23, 2020
Mid Season Progress Report & Vandy Preview
Contributor Joey Vizzi joins the podcast for the first time to recap the first six games of the 2020 season, as well as preview the Gators' upcoming game against Vanderbilt with Neil and Dustin.
November 18, 2020
Arkansas recap: "Slopped the Hogs"
In this episode, the In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast crew breaks down the Gators' rout of Arkansas, (sorry we had to do that to you, Feleipe) and peeks ahead to who else could be standing in their way in terms of a College Football Playoff bid.
November 16, 2020
Arkansas preview: "A Truly Special Matchup" with Caleb Sturgis
Former Gator All-American and national champion kicker Caleb Sturgis joins us this week to reminisce about his playing days, as well as preview the Gators' upcoming game against Arkansas- and former Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks.
November 11, 2020
Georgia recap: HOW BOUT THEM GATORS
Time to celebrate! Neil and Dustin recap the Gators' euphoric win over Georgia and talk about what it means to Florida as a program to have finally gotten over the Georgia hurdle.
November 9, 2020
Georgia preview: "Call it the Super Bowl" with Reidel Anthony
A big game means a big guest, and the In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast was thrilled to bring on former Gator record-setting receiver Reidel Anthony for the occasion. In this episode, Reidel, Casey, Dustin and Neil discuss the Florida-Georgia rivalry as a whole, how much this year's game means to both teams and the X's and O's of Saturday's contest.
November 4, 2020
Missouri recap: "Gators feast on Tigers as Cocktail Party appetizer"
In this episode, Casey and Neil share their thoughts on the Gators' 41-17 rout over Missouri in their return to the gridiron, as well as the full scale brawl at halftime that's got the whole sports world buzzing.
November 2, 2020
Missouri preview: "Act II" with Zach Goodall
We finally have some upcoming football games to talk about after back to back bye weeks! For the occasion, we brought along Sports Illustrated's Florida Gators beat writer, Zach Goodall, to set the scene and talk about what he's liked from Florida so far, as well as where the Gators could improve. And of course, to preview the upcoming game against Missouri.
October 28, 2020
"COVID Outbreaks and Hot Takes"
The Forecast team breaks down and analyzes a crazy week for Gator football to start the show, and then the topic turns to where the Gators stand at the present moment. That's when Dustin takes on Neil and Casey in by far the most heated debate among the three co-hosts in the show's young history...
October 21, 2020
"Punters Are People Too" with Johnny Townsend
Former Gator punting legend Johnny Townsend joins us this week to talk about the life of a special teamer, as well as the growing impact special teams is having on the game of football. We also discuss a Florida-LSU series that's been defined by special teams plays, and preview the rivalry's upcoming chapter. *DISCLAIMER* this episode was recorded, edited and published prior to any news being released about a COVID-19 outbreak within Florida's program, and thus any announcements of a postponed game; because of this, these topics were not discussed in the episode and the Florida-LSU game was discussed as though it was set to be played as scheduled. However, Johnny gave us our time, and our discussion was much broader than just the upcoming game on Saturday. Therefore, regardless of what winds up happening to the Florida-LSU game on October 17, this is still at least a relevant discussion that we feel was worth publishing at this time. We kindly ask that you listen with that in mind, and we thank you for understanding.
October 14, 2020
Texas A&M recap: "Licking Our Wounds"
Florida's offense played well enough to beat Texas A&M, but the defense let the team down in College Station as the Aggies upset the 4th ranked Gators, 41-38. Dustin and Neil break down what went wrong, and brainstorm potential fixes as the Gators approach the meat of their schedule.
October 12, 2020
Texas A&M preview: "An Old Friend" with Mike Lucas
The Florida Gators are going to see a familiar face on the opposing sideline on Saturday when they take on Texas A&M: former FSU coach Jimbo Fisher. So Neil called on an old friend of his own, Texas A&M beat reporter (and fellow Jersey boy!) Mike Lucas, to break down the Aggies and give his thoughts on Saturday's matchup.
October 7, 2020
South Carolina recap: 2-0 and a ways to go
Florida took care of business against South Carolina in its 2020 home opener. But the Gators still showed that they have some work to do if they want to become a championship caliber team. And that is, after all, what fans believe is the goal this season.
October 5, 2020
Ole Miss recap/South Carolina preview: "One Down, Twelve To Go"
The Gators began their season with a 51-35 victory on the road at Ole Miss, a victory in which there was a lot to like and a lot more to work on. The In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast crew breaks it all down, both positives and negatives alike, and previews Florida's upcoming game against South Carolina and former boss Will Muschamp.
September 30, 2020
Ole Miss preview: "Squash the Rebellion" with Shay Hodge
Happy game week! We finally have a college football game to talk about, and to mark the occasion, we brought on former Ole Miss wide receiver Shay Hodge. In addition to previewing the season opening game between Florida and Ole Miss, we also reminisced about his playing days for the Rebels- including his fateful 86 yard touchdown catch to shock the Gators in the Swamp in 2008- and learned more about Florida signee Diwun Black, who Shay has taken under his wing and helped become the man he is today.
September 23, 2020
"Season Preview and Predictions" with Ben Troupe
Last week, former Gator tight end Ben Troupe joined us to set the table for the Florida Gators' 2020 season in our episode, "Rallying the Troupes." Today, the 2003 All-American returns to the In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast for our official season preview episode as Ben, Neil and Dustin make some predictions. Among them: breakout players to watch for, keys to the offense and defense, score predictions for each of Florida's ten games on the 2020 schedule and projections for the SEC Championship Game and College Football Playoff. *Disclaimer: CFP projections were made prior to the Big Ten's revote on the 2020 season.
September 14, 2020
"Rallying The Troupes" with Ben Troupe
With Gator football less than three weeks away, former Florida All-American tight end Ben Troupe joined the In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast to discuss the various challenges of preparing for a season unlike any the world has ever seen. With all the adversity the Gators currently face, from a lack of spring practice, to a unique ten game SEC schedule, to the continued cries for racial equality, how do these players best prepare themselves to uphold the Gator Standard?
September 9, 2020
"Gators Schedule Breakdown" with Chris Doering
We've been promising a very special guest for our schedule breakdown episode, and now it's time to deliver on that promise. Former Gator All-American wide receiver (and current SEC Network studio analyst) Chris Doering was gracious enough to join us to discuss Florida's ten game, SEC-only 2020 football schedule in detail. We also broadened the discussion to exchange thoughts about the future of the SEC scheduling process, reminisced with Doering about his own playing days, and got his prediction for the 2020 SEC Championship Game.
August 24, 2020
2020 vision, part II: Mullen makes a recruiting STATEment
While the world waits to be given more clarity on a 2020 college football season that's completely up in the air, Dan Mullen and his staff have continued their run on the recruiting trail by landing a pair of top defensive backs from Miami Palmetto. Neil and Dustin break down the tape of each of the Gators' new commits and then turn the discussion to the big picture: just how well of a job, exactly, is Mullen doing on the trail?
August 12, 2020
2020 vision, part I: recruiting gains, FSU rivalry shelved
Much has happened in the world of Gator football since our last episode, some good, some not so good. Florida picked up a quartet of new commitments in its 2021 recruiting class, but lost its chance to beat FSU for the third year in a row as the SEC announced its intentions to play a ten game, conference-only schedule. In this episode, Neil, Casey and Dustin share their thoughts on that and more, while setting the stage for the next few episodes to come.
August 6, 2020
"Judgment Day" with Kash Daniel
Last September, Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel made headlines for twisting and yanking on the ankle of Florida quarterback Kyle Trask after a play. Today, for the first time, Kash steps into enemy territory to face a jury of Gator fans (host Dustin Smith and In All Kinds Of Weather founder Neil Shulman) and take the heat for that infamous play. We did not hold back. Some of the tough questions include “what were you thinking?”, “why would you not apologize immediately after realizing what you’d done?” and “how can we know you’re a different person than the one we saw trying to hurt our quarterback?” We also talk about mental health, his private apology to Trask and more in a conversation that ultimately introduced us to a whole new side of Daniel we never knew existed. Coming from people who were as angry as anybody for that play, we understand that not everybody is going to be willing to forgive Daniel right away. If you do, great. If you don’t, that’s totally understandable too. But it is our hope that at the very least, everybody is willing to listen to what he has to say, and give him a chance.
July 20, 2020
"From the 813 to 2020" with Shannon Snell
Former Florida offensive lineman Shannon Snell becomes the first guest on the In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast, and the Tampa native certainly set the bar high. Snell, a 2000 SEC Champion and a 2003 All-American, shares his unique perspectives on a wide variety of topics, including: the racial tensions plaguing our country, a particularly nauseating racial encounter in his past, his famous "Relationship Ribs," his prophecy that his Gators would upset a top five Georgia team in 2002, the 2020 Gator team, and more.
June 25, 2020
Reche Caldwell, Johnnie Brown, and COVID-19's Impact on Gator Football
In the first post-introductory episode of the In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast, Dustin, Casey and Neil take a few moments to remember Gator football legend Reche Caldwell, as well as wondering aloud if Johnnie Brown's redirection to JUCO is something Gator fans should be alarming about. The crew then discusses the specifics of how, exactly, COVID-19 has changed the offseason game plan for Dan Mullen's program and how the pandemic's impact could continue to be felt throughout the year.
June 12, 2020
Dawn Of A New Day, State of the UF program
In the inaugural In All Kinds Of Weather Forecast episode, we meet new host Dustin Smith, while IAKOW founder Neil Shulman and contributor Casey Hampton discuss the current state of the Florida football and basketball, as well as lament what could have been for the Gator baseball and softball teams as COVID-19 destroyed what were shaping up to be promising seasons for each of them.
June 1, 2020