Notebook: Gator QBs getting along

Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks, left, slaps backup quarterback Kyle Trask (11) on the shoulder as Trask prepares to enter the game Saturday against Missouri at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. [Brad McClenny/ Staff photographer]

Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask are both competing hard for the starting role, but it’s been a friendly and positive competition, according to senior tight end R.J. Raymond.

“Both of those guys are competitors. They both want to win the game,” Raymond said. “They’re both studying film after practice. The thing I’ve noticed is they’re both cheering each other on. No one is having a pouty face when the other one makes a good throw after he just made a bad throw.

They’re both like, ‘Hey, man, great throw. Whoever wins the job I feel like the other one is going to be right behind him cheering him on and wanting him to make those throws and go win us a ball game.”

Raymond said Franks was cheering Trask on after Trask took over the offense in the third quarter last Saturday against Missouri.

“You saw it with Feleipe on the sideline,” Raymond said. “When Trask was making good throws, Feleipe was right there tapping him on the head, giving him high-fives, even encouraging everybody on the sideline to stand up.

“I feel like he’s made improvements in that area.”

Familiar faces

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is one of several former Gators who will be returning to The Swamp as Gamecocks.

Six former members of Muschamp’s UF coaching staff are now with him at USC — Coleman Hutzler, Kyle Krantz, Mike Peterson, Jeff Dillman and Mark Campbell.

Peterson and Campbell played for the Gators under Steve Spurrier in the 1990s.