Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen spoke to the media on Monday following the high-stakes loss to the Georgia Bulldogs. He updated on some injuries, the quarterback situation and the overall state of the team heading into Saturday’s homecoming game against Missouri.
Here’s what he said:
• C.J. Henderson’s back injury is just a bruise. He is expected to be ready to go Saturday.
• Mullen confirmed sophomore cornerback Brian Edwards is not injured. He played a bunch on special teams Saturday and was available to play defense.
• Mullen said Florida’s issues with Georgia’s tight ends were not mismatches, just blown coverages.
• Emory Jones will get packages in at least two more games this season (he has two games left before burning his redshirt).
• Kyle Trask is still getting a majority of the special team reps in practice.
• On Feleipe Franks: “I don’t think he took a huge step backwards in his play and his development.”
• Franks’ leash has not gotten any shorter due to his recent turnovers in games. “We’ve just gotta coach him better.”
• Mullen put part of the blame for the fumbles on Saturday on the coaches. He said they should have put more emphasis on attention to detail in practice, because those were not big plays by the defense.