Kyle Trask has simple reason for shushing crowd against South Carolina
Last season, Feleipe Franks flipped a switch in the Florida-South Carolina game. The Gators appeared to be on the verge of a season collapse facing a third-straight loss as South Carolina led 31-14 in the second half. The Gators rallied, however, with Franks leading three touchdown drives, including two scoring runs by the QB, to give UF a 35-31 win. Franks famously “shushed” the Florida fans who had not been shy about booing the struggling starting quarterback.
On Saturday, another UF quarterback decided to shush the crowd during the Florida-South Carolina game. The circumstances were different, obviously, as Saturday’s game was in Columbia. Still, Kyle Trask told reporters he did it as a nod to his injured teammate.
Franks, who hasn’t posted often on Twitter since having surgery in September, responded to being tagged by Gator Bait reporter Kassidy Hill. (He used the appropriate emoji in his tweet, of course.)
— Feleipe Franks (@18franks) October 19, 2019
Hill also shared a video of Trask talking about the shush in his postgame media availability at Williams-Brice Stadium:
Nothing gets Kyle Trask fired up like opposing fans throwing stuff on the field and then shushing them. pic.twitter.com/Cmf1SF5pwW
— Kassidy Hill (@KassidyGHill) October 20, 2019
After Franks shushed, the emotional quarterback appeared to play better finding a way to channel his energy. Trask, who has shown poise in all situations so far, is unlikely to change his style of play, but it makes for a fun little moment.