Back as the starter last week, Feleipe Franks took some positive steps forward with his performance against UAB, UF interim head coach Randy Shannon said.
The redshirt freshman completed 15 of 30 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns. His receivers dropped four or five passes that were on target.
“He didn’t try to force any passes,” Shannon said. “He threw some passes and receivers dropped the football, but he didn’t get frustrated. He came back in, we ran the ball, threw the ball, made some plays, made some key third-down plays in the two-minute drill that we got a field goal out of, which was good.
“That’s what you build on. Don’t build on anything negative, just build on the positive and he did some good things for us to move the ball and keep us in the game where we needed to be at.”
Shannon said the inconsistent play of the receivers is hurting the offense.
“Not very happy with the receivers,” he said. “They dropped too many passes. We’ve got to capitalize on those situations, got to get better this week.”