Kirk Herbstreit Wants Gators QB Feleipe Franks Be More Mature

Kirk Herbstreit spoke at-depth about Franks’ performance on his podcast earlier in the week.

“The most disappointing thing for me was all we talked about was how much Feleipe Franks was going to flourish in his second year, right, in Dan Mullen’s system,” said Herbstreit. “And, the way he ended ’18 with his four best games at the end of the year, and here he comes in after an entire offseason, he’s really going to really pick up where he left off. He had some decent moments, but man, he kind of looked like the same ole Feleipe Franks where it was inconsistent, erratic, emotional, and I think that’s what they had hoped he would kind of work to eliminate in the offseason.
“Again, it’s one game. I’m not saying that’s who he is in 2019, but if I were a Florida fan, especially Dan Mullen and the staff, I would love to see him go back and watch that film, and I’d film how he even acted on the sidelines at times, and say, ‘Where can we get better? You had some moments that were good, but Feleipe where can you get better as a quarterback and a leader of this team?’ Kind of use those emotions that he plays with and kind of control those and still play with that same fire, but I don’t think he needs to be as demonstrative and up and down with his emotions as he was last Saturday.”

The Gators host UT Martin in their home opener Saturday Night.