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Five Spring Offensive Storylines to Follow: All eyes on the quarterbacks

Florida quarterbacks Feleipe Franks (13) and Kyle Trask (11)
Florida quarterbacks Feleipe Franks (13) and Kyle Trask (11) (Alex Shepherd/Inside the Gators)

After holding two practices and then taking a week off for spring break, Florida will resume spring camp on Tuesday afternoon and continue with 13 more practices throughout the course of the next month.

Now, Inside the Gators presents five storylines that'll be worth following on the offensive side of the ball.

-- The battle at quarterback between Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask: Really, what other storyline would come first at this point? All eyes are on the quarterback competition - an open battle that has taken place for three consecutive off-seasons now, and every offseason of the Jim McElwain era.

The first week of spring gave us a small but informative sample on where things stand with the quarterback competition between both redshirt freshmen. Franks right now is in the driver's seat, but Trask is close behind. Although both signal-callers have alternated reps with the 1's and 2's, Franks received the first snap with the 1's on the first day of spring camp.

Franks has plenty of arm talent and a nice touch on his passes. During the first day of camp, in the team's 11-on-11 fastball drill he hit Tyrie Cleveland on a well-placed deep throw for a touchdown. However, the big question for Franks is decision-making under center, as at times he can be careless with the ball and may try to force a throw that's not there.

Meanwhile, Trask may be more polished as a passer up to this point. He's got a nice throwing motion and a good zip on his passes, but in the early goings of practices he's been responsible for some turnovers. Teammates are looking for Trask to become more vocal and take more of a leadership presence in the locker room this offseason.


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