What to do with Kadarius Toney

Florida coach Jim McElwain has a tough decision on his hands when it come to true freshman quarterback Kadarius Toney.

McElwain recruited the former Blount High superstar as an athlete — which is usually code for “we’re going to say we’re going to give you a chance to play quarterback but we actually have no intention of doing so.” (See Jason Smith at Auburn.)

But McElwain made the mistake of actually letting Toney play quarterback all spring. As result, Toney was the best player on the field on most days. So, now what to do with the guy you intended to move to receiver as soon as he realized he was behind the more experienced quarterbacks on the roster?

During Friday night’s spring game in Gainesville, Toney completed 3-of-5 passes for 24 yards and a touchdown. He also ran five times for 74 yards. He was easily the most exciting player on the field. Said veteran defensive back Chauncey Gardner, “That’s a daily thing.”

Feleipe Franks is still the favorite to win the starting job. But if he’s a more dynamic playmaker than Toney I’d be very surprised. It’s going to be interesting to see how McElwain deals with a problem that could actually be a solution to the Gators’ offensive woes.

For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Nuts and Bolts of the Game.

Thomas Gleaton