I thought the kid looked pretty good on Friday night. Prototypical passing quarterback and ideal for Mac's system. It was great to see a year of maturity in his play. So gifted physically to make all the throws with such accuracy. Clearly he is the future signal caller for Florida. It's very smart how Coach Mac has brought him along and not put too much pressure on him as a freshmen.
He's got a long way to go yet to master the offense. Del Rio, assuming he heals, will still be the starter in the fall from my perspective. Franks is going to get a lot of playing time as the backup. Based on the injury rate of SEC starting QBs, could become the starter for the Gators this season. Going into the season, I don't think he's our best player at the position.
The ability to run all of the offense, to read defenses and take advantage of mismatches is knowledge and experience that is not easily acquired. Franks is going to have the luxury of playing behind Del Rio and learning more about the position and offense for at least the first part of the coming season.