Florida-Miami provided early season excitement in the first weekend of the college football season. But the chatter has yet to cease since the Gators' victory on Saturday night.
This time, Florida quarterback Felipe Franks took to Instagram to troll a popular ESPN commentator.
During ESPN's College GameDay, Desmond Howard picked Miami to upset Florida. Howard initially believed Florida wouldn't take Miami seriously, and by doing so would lose the game.
“I think that Florida is going to take the Canes a little lightly, first-year head coach, red-shirt freshman at the quarterback position,” Howard said, via 247Sports. “They’re feeling real good about themselves and the way they finished last season. I don’t think they’re going to take Miami seriously. I think that Jarren Williams and the Canes will pull out a victory tonight over the Gators.”
It's clear Howard's remarks got back to Franks. The Florida quarterback posted an image on Sunday night of his rushing touchdown against Miami. The caption reads, "Alpha dog? Pain done built me up.."
But it doesn't stop there. Franks also tagged Howard in the photo, clearly sending a message to Howard and all others who doubted him.
The post caught the attention of players and fans across the country.
This isn't the first time Franks has been vocal regarding his talent. During the game on Saturday night, Franks spent time close to the fans on the sideline. His purpose? To garner crowd noise and trash-talk Miami fans.
On another occasion Saturday night, the ESPN cameras pointed in his direction after a scoring drive. The Florida QB had a few words, once again directed at his critics.
With big games this season against LSU, Auburn, Georgia and FSU, Franks will continue to try and silence his doubters.