As always the best way to promote a program is having your own players out there selling it on national television. That is exactly what happened today as Razorback starting quarterback Feleipe Franks joined the Paul Finebaum Show.
Franks has been around the SEC his entire college football career playing at Florida from 2016-2019. He was injured in a freak accident when he broke his ankle during a tackle during the Kentucky game. Kyle Trask took over the starting job and Franks decided it was time to move on as a graduate transfer.
Finebaum quickly got to business asking Franks why he decided to come to Fayetteville and become a Razorback. You could hear the smile on his face when he replied. “I hopped right on it (transferring to Arkansas) when I came on my official visit. I’m just as excited then as I am now,” said Franks.
The excitement shows as he has completely embraced being a Razorback. Franks has also given his all in the first two games of the season. Statistically speaking Franks has been one of the top quarterbacks in the SEC and has executed what he has been asked to do very well this season.
The Razorbacks have a huge opportunity to pick up a signature conference victory on Saturday on the road against Auburn. “This weekend; Auburn they really have a good team. They are coached very well by Coach (Kevin) Steele (defensive coordinator) and have a good head coach in Coach Gus (Malzahn),” said Franks. As always, Gus really prepares well for the Razorbacks as Franks continued about the Auburn football team.
“They are a well prepared and well coached team. And we are as well.”
The confidence is one thing Razorback fans are not used to but have really clanged to it.
“We’ve had a great week of practice. These guys are excited to get the opportunity to go out and compete against another top team in the SEC in Auburn.”
Obviously, the Razorbacks have a little motivation this week as they face their former head coach-now offensive coordinator Chad Morris. The storylines are built in there but Franks and other transfers will likely look to have their teammates rise above it and help will them to another SEC victory. The Hogs have not won back to back SEC games since 2015 when they defeated Auburn, Ole Miss and LSU.
Franks is confident that Arkansas will give Auburn a good game and fight until the end. “I think it will be a good game,” said Franks. “It will show a lot about our team. Just to get out there and get an opportunity to play one of the top teams is another stepping stone for Arkansas and our football team moving forward.