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Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier talks with quarterback Feleipe Franks during practice on Monday.

Florida football: A ‘true competition’ at quarterback, plus more highlights

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The competition is there

Florida football coach Jim McElwain doesn’t want to give too much away about the quarterback battle after five fall camp practices. The main thing he will say: “There’s a true competition, and that’s a good thing.” It’s unsure whether Malik Zaire, Feleipe Franks or Luke Del Rio truly has the lead in the battle. With a little more than three weeks until the season opener against Michigan, McElwain doesn’t plan to show his cards just yet.

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Tom Luginbill: Florida could be a playoff team

Speaking on the Paul Finebaum Show on Monday, ESPN’s Tom Luginbill had some interesting comments on the Gators’ quarterback battle. The highlights:

“If Florida emerges with a quarterback, I’m telling you right now, that is a College Football Playoff roster, top to bottom. Their roster, top to bottom in the components that you look for, if a quarterback emerges, look out.”

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