Dan Mullen weighs in on Feleipe Franks' injury, explains what he told Franks
In Florida’s 16 games under Dan Mullen, Feleipe Franks has been the starting quarterback every time. That’s going to change in Week 4 when the Gators take on Tennessee.
Franks suffered a gruesome lower right leg injury in the second half at Kentucky. The redshirt junior was visibly in pain as he was attended to and eventually carted off the field. On the ESPN broadcast, it was speculated that Franks would be out for the rest of the 2019 season. Mullen all but confirmed that assessment after the game.
“They feel pretty certain that there was a break with the dislocation and he’ll be done for the season,” Mullen told reporters, per Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports.
Mullen was also asked what he said to his injured starting signal-caller.
“I told him we all loved him and we’ll be there for him,” Mullen told reporters.
In Franks’ absence, fellow class of 2016 signee Kyle Trask stepped in an engineered a Florida comeback win over Kentucky. The Gators scored 19 unanswered points on the Wildcats in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 29-21 UF win.
Trask and redshirt freshman Emory Jones competed for the backup quarterback job in the offseason.