Franks Overcomes Slow Start, Not on a Short Leash
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Writing about the Gators’ starting quarterback since No. 15 departed is sort of like telling someone you prefer the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the Beatles. Or that you voted for a political candidate they want to see in jail.
That often leads to a spirited debate. And you can’t win.
Here is what Feleipe Franks did not do on Saturday in Florida’s 48-10 victory over Colorado State: He did not throw eight touchdown passes. He did not run for 200 yards. He did not propose to a cheerleader on the video board at halftime.
What he did do is start 0-for-6 with an interception. He eventually found a rhythm and threw two touchdowns, matching his season total (nine) from a season ago. He extended his streak of throwing multiple touchdown passes to five consecutive games, the longest streak for a UF quarterback since Tim Tebow did it 10 games in a row in 2008.
However, by the end of the first quarter and Florida up by just a pair of field goals, the tone on social media concerning Franks bordered on ghost pepper spicy. Such is life for a player Dan Mullen gave another endorsement at his postgame press conference.