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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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Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio to undergo surgery on his shoulder

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Did Luke Del Rio just give his competition the edge they need to take his job? Del Rio, a quarterback for the Florida Gators, announced Tuesday that he will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder. Del Rio had already been announced as out for spring practice. That leaves the Gators’ job, at least temporarily, in the hands of Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask. Freshman Jake Allen is expected to join the race in the summer. Del Rio was 5-1 for…

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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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Bucs backup quarterback Mike Glennon already garners interest

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He was an insurance policy. Nothing more. He was who you thought about when you thought about the unthinkable. The guy who might save the day if the main guy was lost. Now that Mike Glennon is a free agent, are the Tampa Bay Bucs prepared to move on without him? Oh, with starting quarterback Jameis Winston staying healthy the last two years, the Bucs really haven’t had much use for Glennon. He has thrown passes in only one game the…

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Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston settles with woman accuser

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Tampa Bay Bucs’ quarterback Jameis Winston can just worry about the playoffs. If anything else was on Winston’s mind, he put it to rest Thursday when he and accuser Erica Kinsman have reached a settlement in her lawsuit. John Clune, a lawyer for the woman, Erica Kinsman, on Wednesday night confirmed a report first published by TMZ Sports, saying, “The case has been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties.” Kinsman, who said she was raped by Winston when the…

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To be a complete team, Gators need to find a quarterback

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Two years in, two championship games, and the Help Wanted sign remains out. Now, more than ever, the University of Florida needs a quarterback. With the Gators playing in the SEC Championship game Saturday afternoon, the Gators’ weakest position stands out the most. Who is there to guide the Gators toward the end zone? Who is there to have a breakout game to lead an upset? Look around. Alabama has a great defensive line, but Florida’s good, too. If linebacker…

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