Quincy Wilson is becoming a quote machine at Florida.
The Gators defensive back was responsible for the “duck and a truck” quote prior to the Tennessee game, and may have taken a shot at his own quarterback on Tuesday.
“[Austin Appleby told us] he beat him out at Purdue. That’s all we need to know,” Wilson told reporters.
UPDATE: Wilson clarified that he was not taking shots at either quarterback with a tweet Tuesday night:
Not throwing shots at anyone. Appleby and LSU's QB are both good. Only knowledge I have of LSU's QB is that Appleby beat him out at Purdue.
— Quincy Wilson (@dc_wilson954) October 4, 2016
Austin Appleby and LSU quarterback Danny Etling both played at Purdue together before transferring into the SEC.
Appleby started the last two games for the Gators, completing 61 percent of his throws for 470 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Florida managed to score just 13 points against Vanderbilt last week, and will be playing an invigorated LSU squad on Saturday.
Fellow transfer, and Gators No. 1 quarterback, Luke Del Rio is expected to play against the Tigers, but the team will know for sure later in the week.
“Luke Del Rio, he’ll go some today, he’ll go more tomorrow and Wednesday, we’ll see exactly where and how much that swells, where the pain is and where the stability is,” McElwain said Monday. “He’ll get some reps with the ones, obviously Austin (Appleby) will and that will be something we’ll decide later in the week.
“This is something I know Luke had been targeting a little bit, so his mindset is he’s going to play. That’s good, that’s what you want, but know this, I won’t put him out there (if he’s not ready). I’m just not going to do it, so we’ll know more at the end of the week.”
Del Rio led the Gators to a 3-0 record to start the season, throwing for 762 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions.