GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gators football team held its first scrimmage of spring camp on Thursday evening inside the Swamp.
Like the first spring scrimmage last year, all eyes were on the quarterbacks. This time, for different reasons. A year ago, the competition to be the starter was a tight battle between Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask. After a strong finish to the 2018 season and what he called his best offseason, Franks entered spring with a firm grip on the starting job, even if head coach Dan Mullen won’t publicly say so.
“That’s one thing that’s helped me, just the experience and the time,” said Franks, a redshirt junior. “Just being able to be comfortable, especially just in Coach Mullen’s offense now, is totally different from last spring. I feel a lot more comfortable in what I’m doing and just making reads and stuff like that.”
Franks looked much more comfortable, confident and in command on Thursday than he did at the same time in 2018. He completed nine of 14 passes for 138 yards, according to statistics provided by veteran UF beat writer Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun. He threw a 52-yard touchdown to receiver Josh Hammond on a go-route