Luke Del Rio making case to be starting QB at Florida

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The Florida Gators look to be in a good position to compete in the SEC once again this season, but they still have a big problem when it comes to the quarterback position. Now, it seems like former Alabama and Oregon State quarterback Luke Del Rio could be in line to win the starting job.

Del Rio led his team to a big victory in the Gators’ spring game Friday night. He stepped up and seems to be in the best spot to win the job over Purdue transfer Austin Appleby.

After losing both Will Grier and Treon Harris to transfer this offseason, they certainly need a great player to step up for the position. It looks like the son of Oakland Raiders’ head coach Jack Del Rio is going to do just that.

During the spring game, Luke Del Rio threw for 176 yards and two touchdowns. He was 10 of 11 passing, so he certainly looks like their best option right now.

The Gators open the season against the UMass Minutemen. That certainly seems like the best time for Del Rio to show himself even more.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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