Florida handled Tennessee quite smoothly this past Saturday, defeating the SEC East rivals 34-3 in Gainesville to improve to 4-0 on the season.

During his weekly press conference on Monday, Gators coach Dan Mullen gave a quick update on the injury status of a couple of players including how quarterback Feleipe Franks’ surgery went.

“Feleipe had his surgery this morning. It went well. That’s a really big positive,” Mullen said.

Franks suffered a dislocated ankle with a fracture in the second half of the Gators’ victory over Kentucky on Sept. 14 in Lexington. The quarterback will be out the rest of the season.

As for the rest of the team, the Gators came out pretty healthy following the win against the Volunteers, but will still be missing a key part of the offense when they take the field on Saturday against FCS-member Towson.

I don’t expect Kaddarius Toney to be back this week,” Mullen said. “We got through the last game with just some bumps and bruises. Hopefully, we can get guys healthy by Friday to come back out and play. There will be a couple of game-time decisions.”

While many expect Florida to have no trouble with the Tigers on Saturday, Mullen was sure to remind everyone that Towson is a top-10 team in the FCS and that the Gators, who will face off against No. 7 Auburn next Saturday, have a lot of room to improve.

“We talked to our team, obviously there will be a lot more hype on next week’s game … but for us to have any opportunity in that game we have to improve this week,” Mullen said.