Florida Football Team Continues Seesaw At QB, Names Luke Del Rio Starter

The Florida football team has three quarterbacks… which means they don’t really have any quarterbacks.

The Gators continue to flip-flop on who will be taking the bulk of snaps on game day, and coach Jim McElwain announced on Monday that he’s decided to make another change.

Luke Del Rio has officially usurped Feleipe Franks role at the top of the depth chart.

.@CoachMcElwain says Luke Del Rio will start this week at home vs. Vanderbilt

Catch the full interview today at 2:30et on ESPN2 #CFB

— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 25, 2017

Coach McElwain had a tough time deciding who would be the teams starting quarterback right up until the start of the season, and played his decision close to the vest. However, the team has struggled to win games comfortably with Feleipe Franks taking the bulk of the snaps, and needed a furious fourth-quarter comeback to salvage a game against the lowly Kentucky Wildcats.

Luke Del Rio engineered the comeback after the Gators fell behind 27-14 with Franks under center.

A notable absence in the decision making is Malik Zaire, the Notre Dame transfer who dominated headlines during the offseason. After eventually (finally) deciding to attend the University of Florida, he doesn’t appear to be factoring in to the race for the starting role in the slightest.

Zaire has seen limited action, and wasn’t very effective when while he was on the field.

The Gators are five days away from their matchup against Vanderbilt, and with Del Rio at the helm, they hope for a little more offensive firepower than they’ve had so far.

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