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Florida head coach Dan Mullen has announced that redshirt sophomore Feleipe Franks will be the Gators starting quarterback in this Saturday’s season opener. “It came down to what Feleipe could do within the offense right now to help us to win games.” Mullen, said.

When asked if game experience played into the decision, Mullen said that it did not but expressed it’s “The extra, little things. The intangibles,” and Franks’ ability to use his athleticism to extend plays.

Franks completed 54% of his attempts last season while throwing 9 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Redshirt sophomore Kyle Trask will be the backup.

Along with naming a starting quarterback, the staff released the depth chart for this weekend’s game and gave injury updates for the team.

S Shawn Davis, MLB David Reese, and CB C.J. McWilliams are all currently listed as questionable, while WR Jacob Copeland is doubtful for this weekend’s kickoff.

Florida faces Charleston Southern at home with kickoff slated for 7:30 PM on Saturday.

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