Quick question: If you had to pick, which of Florida’s three quarterbacks seems the most unnatural fit in Dan Mullen’s offense?
I’m going to go ahead and guess Kyle Trask is your answer.
It makes sense.
Feleipe Franks is a big, strong, fast athlete who has shown he can make plays — even big plays — with his legs.
True freshman Emory Jones, the true dual-threat QB on the roster, seems like an almost a perfect fit (and probably will be sometime in the future).
Trask seems a little slow afoot (at least compared to the other two QBs) and less likely to pose a threat running the football. So, he’s somewhat of an awkward fit in Mullen’s spread offense.
At least this seems to be the perception.
But in this case, perception is not reality.
Trask actually has embraced the offense, finds comfort in it, and likes the potential he has running it.
“I feel like I got comfortable with this offense very quickly,” the redshirt sophomore said. “I really like the spread offense. It’s a lot like what I did in high school. I feel like it’s something I’m catching on to and something I’m going to keep working at.”
Trask came out of the spring game saying he needs to keep working on his footwork and accuracy. As for the upside, he said: “I feel like I showed a lot more maturity at the quarterback position. My hard work and determination are getting better every day.”
Trask said he’s fully bought into Mullen and his methods — and his offense, which some might find a bit surprising.
“I had a great first impression of Dan Mullen,” he said. “He came in here and preached relentless effort and I feel like that’s something that we all bought into and will continue to buy into all next season.
“I’m open to having a new coaching staff. And I like having a spread offense. I’m totally bought into what they have.”
Everyone seems to be pointing to Franks as the likely starter on opening day. But don’t be surprised if it’s Trask.