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Texas A&M Football

Staples: Flawed but fun, Florida-Miami a fitting start to CFB's 150th season

August 25, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — After Saturday’s final whistle, Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks raced toward the southwest corner of Camping World Stadium. As he neared the stands, he stopped and punted the ball into the 57th row. He yelled and he smiled. Then he headed to midfield to get interviewed by ESPN’s Maria Taylor.

It was a fine enough interview, but it would have been perfect if Franks had grabbed the microphone, stared into the camera and through the fourth wall and bellowed ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

In the first Week Zero game between power conference schools since Kickoff Classics were a thing, the Gators and Hurricanes gave us exactly what we should have expected from two large groups of 18- to 22-year-olds playing their first game in months.

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