Sam Pittman shares what's made Feleipe Franks a 'swaggier player' at Arkansas
On Saturday, Feleipe Franks will begin a new chapter of his career. After spending the past four years at Florida, he’ll be Arkansas’ starting quarterback for its opener against Georgia.
That’s not the only title Franks has with his new team. He’s also serving as one of the Razorbacks’ team captains. And that’s a position that Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman believes has served him well.
“Being Captain has allowed Feleipe to be more vocal,” Pittman said Thursday, per ESPN Arkansas. “It also has allowed him to be a swaggier player.”
Franks will now look to lead Arkansas to an upset win at home over Georgia in Pittman’s debut as head coach. It’ll be a tough matchup, but it should also be a good challenge for Franks and the new-look Razorbacks offense.
Over his three seasons at Florida, Franks passed for 4,593 yards and 38 touchdowns in 27 games. Last year, he played only three games due to an ankle injury. Then, he announced that he would be transferring in December, before choosing Arkansas a month later.
Franks beat out redshirt freshman KJ Jefferson and true freshman Malik Hornsby for the Razorbacks’ starting job.
Arkansas and Georgia are set to kick off the 2020 season on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.