Father of Florida QB Kyle Trask says son out for season
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The father of Florida quarterback Kyle Trask says his son is out for the season because of a broken foot.
Michael Trask posted on Facebook that Kyle fractured a foot practicing a trick play Wednesday. The 19th-ranked Gators (6-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference, No. 15 CFP) declined comment when asked about Trask's injury, which was first reported by 247sports.com.
No. 19 Florida ‘might play 2’ or more QBs vs South Carolina
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen will take a few more days before settling on a starting quarterback against South Carolina.
Feleipe Franks or Kyle Trask will get the nod when the 19th-ranked Gators (6-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) host the Gamecocks (5-3, 4-3) on Saturday. Mullen also didn't rule out playing highly touted freshman Emory Jones.
Florida names Feleipe Franks starting QB to open season
Feleipe Franks' mobility landed him the starting quarterback job at Florida.
Coach Dan Mullen named Franks the team's starter to begin the season, saying Monday that his "ability to extend plays, some of his athleticism right now, will give us the best opportunity to win games."
It's not exactly a glowing endorsement for Franks, who will take the first snap when the Gators open against Charleston Southern on Saturday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen has no illusions about his quarterback situation.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Kyle Trask had knee surgery Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery in four weeks.
A redshirt freshman from Manvel, Texas, Trask fell behind projected starter Feleipe Franks during spring practice and was outplayed in the annual Orange & Blue game last week. Working mostly with the second-team offense and against the starting defense, Trask completed 6 of 15 passes for 66 yards, with an interception.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio is to have surgery on his throwing shoulder Wednesday.
Coach Jim McElwain says "it's not major," adding that Del Rio is getting his right shoulder "cleaned out."
Del Rio had surgery on his left shoulder in January. He hasn't practiced this winter, allowing freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask to split repetitions. Franks, Trask and possibly Del Rio are to compete for the starting job in the fall.
Florida QB Del Rio to miss spring practice following surgery
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will miss spring practice following shoulder surgery.
The Gators announced Thursday that Del Rio had surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder Wednesday, which could clear the way for Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask to take over the starting job in 2017. Franks and Trask, both freshmen, had been expected to compete with Del Rio for the position.
Florida confident passing game will be improved
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Florida won 10 games and advanced to the Southeastern Conference title game despite a sputtering passing offense that fell apart during the season's most important games.
Thanks to four new quarterbacks — including two transfers and two freshmen — coach Jim McElwain is confident he'll find somebody who can fling the ball downfield.
"Here's the good thing — we've really got good arm talent," McElwain said. "I'm excited about being able to...