GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida fans are looking forward to the passing game Saturday with quarterback Luke Del Rio making his first career start.
Del Rio will undoubtedly throw it around the yard and should put a few touchdowns on the highlight reel. But running back is not only the strength of the Gators’ offense, but their entire team according to UF coach Jim McElwain.
He and running backs coach Tim Skipper plan to give touches to five ball carriers, and the position will likely be the offense’s bread and butter this year.
In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and UF broadcaster Jeff Cardozo discuss the backs and preview Florida’s season opener against UMass.