Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with reporter Zach Abolverdi and Gators broadcaster Jeff Cardozo.
Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks showed off his arm strength over the weekend in California.
The redshirt sophomore traveled to Santa Monica for Steve Clarkson’s Quarterback Retreat, an annual camp for the nation’s top passers. Other participants included Georgia’s Jake Fromm, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and former Gators QB Will Grier, who now plays for West Virginia.
Franks made his mark at the retreat on Sunday, winning the long-ball competition with a 74-yard toss. The former top-100 recruit is no stranger to that distance.
In February, Florida coach Dan Mullen spoke highly of Franks’ touchdown pass to beat Tennessee last season.
“I watched Feleipe Franks throw the ball 75 yards against Tennessee. The last quarterback I saw that could throw the ball that far was Cam Newton,” Mullen said. “The last quarterback I coached that had that arm talent was Cam Newton.”
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In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, we discuss Franks’ performance at the Quarterback Retreat as well as the results for the Florida baseball and softball teams.
Here are the topics on the show Tuesday:
- The retreat was an opportunity for Franks to work on his game with fellow college quarterbacks and also get some downtime away from the offseason grind. The experience could give him confidence heading into fall camp.
- The Gators softball team punched its ticket to the Women’s College World Series with a dramatic 5-3 win over Texas A&M on Saturday in the Gainesville Super Regional.
- Cardozo discusses Florida’s exit from the SEC Tournament with Gators baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan. His team has now lost six of the last seven games.
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