UF notebook: Trask is fine with sharing time with Jones

Florida Gators quarterback Emory Jones (5) throws the ball as several Auburn defenders close in on him at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium earlier this month. The Gators beat the Tigers 24-13. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

 Florida quarterback Kyle Trask gave way to No. 2 quarterback Emory Jones on multiple occasions in the 42-28 loss to the Tigers. He entered the game during drives and started the drive after LSU went up 35-28 in the third quarter.

 “That was kind of a game-plan thing for us, and we had some things we liked to have Emory in there for that we thought were good for us,” UF coach Dan Mullen said. “Usually there’s stuff that it really doesn’t matter who’s in. There were some things we wanted Emory in, especially with Kyle not getting as many reps during the week. Emory got some more reps and there were some things we wanted to take off of Kyle’s plate.”

 Trask said he’s cool sharing playing time with Jones.

 “It’s not a big deal for me,” he said. “Honestly, personally I just want to win games and whatever helps us win games will make me and all the team feel happy. I feel like having Emory, having him be able to go in there and execute and give the defense a different look helps us out.

 “On certain fronts we think we can run certain plays, and with some plays Emory, with his skill set, might be a better fit. And whatever helps us succeed on the field is what we are going to do.”

Gutted on the ground

 The Gators went into the LSU game expecting to give up some explosive plays in the passing game. What they didn’t expect was giving up big plays on the ground, which they did. The Tigers rushed for 218 yards and had TD runs of 33 and 39 yards.

 “We had a couple of bad fits,” Mullen said. “One touchdown we had a guy didn’t get lined up. Another one we had a bad fit on the back end. I don’t know if there’s one thing that’s there. It’s several things. The bigger the game and as the season goes on the margin for error shrinks. When you’re in a game like that one guy misaligned instead of being second-and-four,  it’s seven to nothing (on the scoreboard). That’s where the margin for error has to be so exact in those games.”


  1. No question Jones should be running the RPO and option to Perine on short yardage. Otherwise it’s Trask to Pitts on a stop route.
    As far as getting gutted on the ground goes, LSU did a great job blocking Reese. Without him we are in serious trouble, just look at what happened last year against UK when he was injured.