Florida's season opener has come and gone, and it appears head coach Jim McElwain is no closer to finding a permanent starting quarterback.
The man in charge for the Gators left all possibilities open when discussing his preparation for next week's game against Northern Colorado following the 33-17 defeat to Michigan, saying a meeting will be needed in order to determine a plan at quarterback moving forward, according to Ryan Young of SEC Country.
"You know what, we’ll sit down, we’ll take a look at it, and we’ll put a plan together for this next game and get a look at it,” McElwain said.
McElwain elected to go with Feleipe Franks to open the contest against the Wolverines, and the freshman finished with 5-of-9 passing for 75 yards.
“He had some jitters, but you know what, he had a good look in his eyes too,” McElwain said. “That was a heck of a throw he makes on the first throw he makes, puts it perfect, does the right read. They were in man 3, we had a split safety concept on the back side and he took care of it on the front side. He used his feet a little bit. Just really battled.”
The highly anticipated debut of Malik Zaire for the Gators later in the game resulted in 9-of-17 completed passes for 106 yards. Returning starter Luke Del Rio did not see the field, but from McElwain's post-game comments, it appears all hats are still in the proverbial ring.