There was only one winner in Florida’s quarterback competition. But the guy who came in second also seems to be handling himself like one.
“Kyle (Trask) has been fantastic in practice,” UF coach Dan Mullen said Wednesday. “One of the things we talk about is the development of our guys. All have so much development to do. I think he understands that.”
Mullen said Trask has been preparing himself this week as if he was the starter Saturday instead of Feleipe Franks.
“He’s done a great job working every day,” Mullen said. “Our twos still get a bunch of reps. He’s out there trying to immerse himself in the game plan, understanding he’s one snap away from being out there on the field.
“He’s got to be ready for that opportunity when it comes, be ready to lead the team, be prepared to help the team win.”
In a very close competition, Franks edged out Trask. His mobility and ability to extend plays gave him a slight advantage over Trask, Mullen said earlier this week.
When Mullen named Franks the starter Monday, Trask responded in a positive way.
“Just congrats,” Franks said of Trask’s reaction. “Kyle’s a really good person. He’s always going to be ready if something were to happen. Kyle’s a hard worker and he’s going to be ready if his time comes. He’s very supportive.”