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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s Luke Del Rio excited to be named the Gators’ starting quarterback

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Jim McElwain “felt it was time” to give Del Rio the nod.

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Luke Del Rio excited for opportunity to start: After two stints at other schools, Del Rio will finally take the field as a starting college quarterback on September 3rd when the Gators open their season against UMass. Del Rio points to his consistency and familiarity with the offense as reasons why he believes he was named the starter. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Jalen Tabor and C’yontai Lewis to return to practice this week: Jim McElwain said the two will likely return to the team on Thursday. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

UF holds Fan Day: The annual event was held at Florida’s indoor practice facility on Saturday. (Cindy Swirko, Gainesville Sun)

Running back competition still ongoing: Jim McElwain believes this year’s running back group may be one of the most impressive he has ever been around. (Ian Cohen, Orlando Sentinel)

Gators feel they can have the best D-line in the country: SEC Network analyst Booger McFarland named Florida’s line as the best in the SEC for 2016. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

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