Malik Zaire had an OK debut in his first UF start against Missouri. Now it’s time to take the next step, UF coach Randy Shannon said.
“Overall game,” he said. “Every week you want a quarterback to improve his overall game. He did a nice job, but now he’s got to do a great job this upcoming week. Today was the first day coming back (Tuesday) as far as putting in the whole game plan, what we’re going to do. He’s got to be consistent tomorrow, build on what we did today and work on it tomorrow.”
Zaire completed 13 of 19 passes for 158 yards and one interception in the loss at Missouri last week. He also had a touchdown pass called back because of a penalty.
“He didn’t do anything to hurt us,” Shannon said. “He did a nice job of getting the ball down the field. We just have to build on what he’s done.”