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Feleipe Franks takes the lead in Florida’s quarterback scramble

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Frankly, he has a chance. Feleipe Franks, the redshirt freshman quarterback for the University of Florida, established himself as the team’s front-runner in Friday night’s spring game. He led the Orange team (the starters) to a 31-0 victory over the Blues Friday night. Franks hit eight of 14 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. “He did all right,” Gators coach Jim McElwain said. “He’s ahead.” Franks seemed much more poised than a year ago, when he threw three interceptions…

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Quarterback competition to highlight Gators’ spring football game

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The defense has been rebuilt. Definitely, Gator fans are going to want to check it out. Oh, and the play-makers are better at wide receiver. Those will be fun to see. The offensive line is better. And the running game is solid. And … Oh, never mind. You want to see the quarterbacks, don’t you? If there is one overwhelming point of interest to this year’s Gators, who have their spring game tonight, it is the quarterbacks. With returner Luke…

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Quarterbacks will star in Florida’s spring game on Friday night

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The Florida Gators are getting close to a decision on their quarterback, but coach Jim McElwain isn’t ready to tip hand quite yet. The Gators, who play their spring game Friday night, are still deciding between redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask. “I think it’s starting to sort itself out,” McElwain told reporters. “The natural question is “what is soring itself out. You’ll find out.” Franks has handled first-team snaps this spring. But Trask isn’t far behind. McElwain said…

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Gator quarterbacks go through growing pains in first scrimmage

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And now, for your latest report on the progress of the Florida Gators‘ quarterbacks: Eh. Freshman Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask both sputtered a bit during the Gators’ first scrimmage, leaving fans to wonder if either will be able to beat out incumbent Luke Del Rio when fall practices begin. An interception in the end zone particularly bothered coach Jim McElwain. The Gators have been searching for a solid quarterback after being 79th and 86th in the country the last…

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Gators’ fans continue to search for their next great quarterback

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There is one question that dominates the Univesity of Florida football team. It isn’t about linebackers. It isn’t about receivers or runners or defensive backs. It isn’t about opponents or guards or defenders. At Florida, the question is always about quarterbacks. This spring, with a shoulder injury to incumbent Luke Del Rio, the Gators have been turned over to redshirt freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask. The Gators haven’t had an impact quarterback since Tim Tebow in 2009. That has…

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Florida left with young quarterbacks after Luke Del Rio’s surgery

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The University of Florida’s search for a quarterback just got more interesting. The school announced that incumbent quarterback Luke Del Rio will miss spring training due to a (non-throwing) shoulder injury, leaving the brunt of the competition to Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask, a pair of well regarded freshmen. Del Rio, who came to Florida via Alabama and Oregon State, was 5-1 for the Gators last season before being injured. He threw for 1,358 yards and eight touchdowns. Franks ascended…

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Five things learned from the Florida spring game

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Could he do it again? Could Jim McElwain find a quarterback from somewhere and field a bunch of overachievers? Certainly, Florida’s spring game flashed that sort of promise. Particularly at quarterback, where transfer quarterback Luke Del Rio hit 10 of 11 passes. It left Gator fans feeling positive about the season to come. And elsewhere? Here are five lessons to have been learned from the spring game. When it comes to playing quarterback, Del Rio is the leader in the…

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