Florida Football: Gators Sticking With Feleipe Franks At QB

The Florida football team will roll with Feleipe Franks at quarterback once again in Week 2, despite a disappointing performance against Michigan in the season opener.

Following the Gators’ season opening loss, head coach Jim McElwain hinted he could make a change at quarterback.

However, despite Malik Zaire coming in to relieve Franks after a slow start last Saturday, McElwain is going to give Franks another opportunity to impress.

McElwain said on Monday that going with Franks in Week 2 was always the plan.

Franks threw for only 75 yards on 5-of-9 passing before he was replaced by Zaire, who made the move to Florida this summer as a graduate transfer from Notre Dame.

Franks edged Zaire out for the starting job, but it looks like he may need a strong showing on Saturday to keep it secure.

Luckily for Franks, he has a much easier test this weekend against Northern Colorado.

Kickoff between Florida and Northern Colorado at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

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  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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