Saturday is a huge game for the No. 8 Florida football as the SEC East rivals Tennessee come to the Swamp for a showdown at noon EST, on ESPN.
Perhaps the biggest question right now is how will the redshirt junior quarterback Kyle Trask handle his first career start for Florida football against a rival in the Volunteers.
Gators’ head coach Dan Mullen stated that, during last Saturday’s win in Lexington against Kentucky, both Trask and Emory Jones were set to play in this game, but with the season-ending injury to starting quarterback Feleipe Franks it was decided for Jones to wait until this weekend’s match-up against the Vols to play.
We’ve seen the dual-threat QB’s before in a Dan Mullen system
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Mullen stated that at this point of Trask/Jones career they’re a little bit further then the Leak/Tebow duo was in their time at Florida, in the sense of learning the system.
Both Trask and Jones will see playing time Saturday in the Swamp.
Both will also look to carry Gators back to Southeastern Conference title contenders.
The first task will be a large one if the Gators expect to face Alabama in the SEC Championship in December or even a chance to be one of the four schools to make the college football playoffs.
Right now, the Florida Gators are looking to go 4-0 (2-0) on the season.
Take a trip back a few years ago. The 2015 Gators were the last team to go 6-0 before ending the season at 10-4. This time around, the Gators would be wise to try and avoid that season-ending meltdown where they finished the season 4-4 and things fell apart.
A different story could’ve turned the program back into a contender after several years of failing to win the Eastern Divison.
This current team has the talent to do what only one other Florida football team has done, which is to end the season with a perfect record.
But, for now, we focus back on the Vols, and the biggest question is can the Gators continue the streak against Tennessee and take the next step towards that perfect season — and, perhaps a December date with Alabama in Atlanta?
No. 8 Florida will take on Tennessee at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at noon Saturday.