Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Feleipe Franks' name is a very familiar one among LSU circles as many fans and coaches expected the highly recruited quarterback to come to Baton Rouge and give the Tigers the elite QB they were missing for so many years.

The Crawfordville, FL native was committed to LSU for 18-months but pulled his verbal pledge in November of 2015 when Les Miles' job was in jeopardy.

Miles was eventually fired four games into his 2016 season, his 12th with the school and recently revealed to The Advocate that negative recruiting by Florida head coach Jim McElwain is the reason why Franks flipped to the Gators.

Miles also added that LSU athletic director Joe Alleva always "talking with the press," didn't help the situation either.
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“Somebody calls you and says, ‘Listen, I just got the head coaching job at Florida. I want you to come be my quarterback, and I’m not going to be fired,’” Miles said. “‘That Miles guy, he’s going to be fired. Handwriting is on the wall.’”

The instability of his job wasn’t the only reason Franks yanked his verbal pledge, Miles said. The hiring of McElwain, an offensive-minded coach, and the firing of Will Muschamp, who has a defensive background, helped too.

“They could paint a stable position, and I really … as soon as they got rid of Muschamp and went with McElwain, there was an offensive guy,” Miles said. “(The Franks family) felt like it was going to be different, and there was always a dark cloud hanging over my head as long as (athletic director) Joe Alleva was going to talk to the press.” Read more.
Franks has played in all four of Florida's games this year, passing for 557 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He will start at QB on Saturday vs. LSU, replacing QB Luke Del Rio who suffered a season-ending injury vs. Vanderbilt.
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Why is being honest "negative" recruiting?
Reply9 days
Florida is abbreviated "Fla." following a city or town. It's proper Associated Press Style. Fix it. It's embarrassing.
Reply9 days
Miles would have ruined Feleipe Franks.
Reply9 days
Looks Flipper Franks is ruined with his skill set.
9 days
I hope some random donkey wanders into the US from Mexico and rapes JA.
Reply9 days
That doesn’t sound especially “negative”. Jim’s just kind of stating a fact. Even Les said the (hand)writing was on the wall.
Reply9 days
damn even Les calling out AD
Reply9 days
Apparently he was right
Reply10 days
Les underperformed his talent, but he also did many good things in Baton Rouge. If he can get Alleva fired though, it will be the best thing he has done for LSU outside the 2007 National Championship.
Reply10 days
lol well FF's thinking was right Les. You did in fact get fired.
Reply10 days
frick Alleva. He’s a total POS.
Reply10 days
If Frank really going to go to LSU because Miles was an offensive genius, then he and his parents were retards.
Reply10 days
It probably had more to do with Les being an extremely successful coach and honorable man, but do you.
10 days
Imagine that… Joe Alleva needs to shut the frick up. Whoda thunk it
Reply10 days
Alleva sucks so hard
Reply10 days
Also, never ever let a recruit tell you not to recruit someone who plays their position. Thats nuts.
Reply10 days
I hope we knock him down so much he wanders over to the Tiger sideline. Screw the gumps too
Reply10 days
"The handwriting is on the wall" fricking les
Reply10 days
I say fire Alleva and hire Les as AD
Reply10 days
You know, that’s not a bad idea.
10 days
Would we be able to get rid of his buyout? Could kill 2 birds with 1 stone
10 days
Hey it worked for Skip. And Les really loves LSU.
10 days
I wonder if Miles would've done better had Alleva not been the director?
Reply10 days
uh, wasn't McElwain correct? Besides, Franks isn't good, so the Gators can have him.
Reply10 days
Give me Brennan/Etling all day over franks...
10 days
OK. Am I the only one noticing Franks' fricked up grip on the football? WTF?
Reply10 days
what's up with that?
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