There has been no indication from the Florida side this week that No. 2 quarterback Malik Zaire could end up seeing playing time Saturday against Georgia. But, the Bulldogs are anticipating seeing the Notre Dame graduate transfer on the field at some point, UGA coach Kirby Smart said.
“I certainly expect to see Malik Zaire because I think he’s a good athlete,” Smart said. “We always anticipate things like that so we can be prepared for it.”
Smart said the Bulldogs also are preparing for some predetermined QB runs, even by starter Feleipe Franks, who had an impressive 79-yard run against Texas A&M two weeks ago.
“More than anything, he may have shown their coaches that he’s capable of running the ball,” Smart said. “They’ve got designed quarterback runs where they put a receiver at quarterback, and we expect them to run Malik Zaire and use Feleipe Franks to run some of those same plays because they are both good runners.”