Gainesville- Florida football has a starting quarterback.
After a camp battle between redshirt sophomore Luke Del Rio and graduate transfer Austin Appleby, Del Rio has been given the nod as head coach Jim McElwain reported to the media today.
Del Rio has the benefit of being the only quarterback to have spent last season in McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier‘s offense.
It has been expected that Del Rio would be the starter due to his understanding of the offense and his performance in the Orange and Blue Debut. Del Rio went 10-11 for 176 yards in the spring game.
Appleby transferred from Purdue and is expected to serve as the primary backup.