GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida starting quarterback Luke Del Rio apparently showed he’s the right man for the job Friday.
The Gators held scrimmage No. 2 of fall camp, and their first since Del Rio was named the starter last Thursday.
“He definitely had a little bounce,” UF coach Jim McElwain said of Del Rio. “That was good to see.”
McElwain said the first-team offense had explosive plays on the ground and through the air, including some vertical throws. Slot wide receiver Dre Massey stood out in the scrimmage and the running backs were able to get to the second level.
McElwain credited Del Rio for the overall execution on the offensive side of the ball, especially in the passing game.
“We were able to put the ball down field,” McElwain said. “I thought we did a pretty good job in that standpoint, and Luke was a big piece of that.”
Defensively, McElwain praised the play of linebacker Vosean Joseph and defensive end Jabari Zuniga, two freshmen who will provide for the Gators this season.