Franks has to be the answer for Florida



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This video is not available.This video may have expired or is otherwise not available. Please try again in a few minutes.xThis video is geo-restricted.The content you are trying to view is not available in your country due to rights restrictions.There was an error loading the video.We are experiencing technical difficulties, please try again in a few minutes.xWe noticed you have an ad blocker enabled.Ads keep our content free for all to enjoy so please turn off any ad blockers to keep watching.This video is not available on your platform.This video is not available for this device or operating system.x The elephant in the room when talking Florida’s offense remains the same.And if Jim McElwain and company can’t figure it out under center it would spoil everything else they’re building on this side of the ball.There is potential in Gainesville to be a high-powered, explosive football team, but right now that glimmer of hope rests on the very strong arm of freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks , who never had his number called this year.The Gators took their lumps this year on offense, ranking 115th nationally, playing young guys across the board. But everyone is back. A young offensive line will return every starter unless left tackle David Sharpe opts for the NFL early. Martez Ivy (signed as the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle) and Jawaan Taylor are among the other promising names at the point of attack. Jordan Scarlett (enrolled as America’s No. 12 running back) and Lamical Perine make up a nice duo in the backfield. The receivers could be really good led by Antonio Callaway , Tyrie Cleveland (No. 2 receiver nationally coming out of high school), Brandon Powell and don’t forget about Dre Massey who went down in the season opener.But it probably comes back to the 6-foot-6, 219-pound Franks. Jim McElwain and his staff took swings on the graduate-transfer market and didn’t hit on their top targets. There’s a glimmer of hope for Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire if he holds out till April and the NCAA vote on transfer rules but that’s likely doubtful.I expect Florida to try and sign another quarterback in 2017 next to long-time commit Jake Allen out of national powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas. Florida State commit James Blackman is a guy the Gators will keep chopping wood on and I wouldn’t be surprised if Central Florida commit Marvin Washington out of state power Dr. Phillips moves up the board. Washington and his speed would bring a skill set to the quarterback room that Florida doesn’t have and plays with a style that would make Florida more difficult to defender.Either way, it’s doubtful any of those freshmen can boost this offense next year.It’s […]