He didn't return. It's uncertain if he ever will at UF. Franks played poised against the Commodores (3-2, 0-2 SEC) but was also hurting for his teammate.
Franks won the job in spring practice over Del Rio and Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire.
Florida's offense will be without one of its key downfield threats against LSU Saturday - and he's a player well-known to the Tigers' defense.
Davis, in turn, put the game away.
Florida Gators running back Malik Davis (20) runs for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Florida Gatorsgame against Vanderbilt. Franks began the season as the Gators' starter and now has 557 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Down 31-24 and still with two timeouts, Vandy went for an onsides kick that UF's Dre Massey covered up at the Commodores' 48.
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Perine, a cousin of former Oklahoma and current Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine, finished with 58 yards on 15 carries.
"We missed a few tackles", Commodores linebacker LaDarius Wiley said.
As of right now, Franks hasn't shown enough for the Gators to have much confidence in the October 28 matchup against Georgia that will nearly certainly decide the SEC East.
A game that was tied at 14 at halftime began turning the Wildcats' way when Tristan Yeomans recovered a muffed punt at Eastern Michigan's 42 and led to Austin MacGinnis' 39-yard field goal.
Coach Jim McElwain expects to be without leading receiver Tyrie Cleveland against LSU on Saturday, a potentially significant loss for the 21st-ranked Florida Gators (3-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference). "This was a game attrition". A right shoulder injury ended his year prematurely, and he had surgery for both shoulders in the off-season.
Franks started Florida's first three games but lost his job when Del Rio - the son of Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio - rallied the Gators to a victory over Kentucky last Saturday. Del Rio completed 9 of 14 passes for 74 yards, including the game-winning 5-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Swain with 43 seconds remaining.
"I think the biggest thing would just probably be taking on more of a leadership role in the huddle and forcing guys to get on the ball fast and line up quicker so we don't take those unforced penalties", Hammond said.
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