There are other positions being contested.
Defensive linemen and running backs and offensive linemen and receivers and defensive backs. In all of them, players will try to gain the notice of head coach Jim McElwain.
It’s just that quarterback will be the main one for fans of the Florida Gators.
Florida, a school where the great quarterbacks have gained the most notice, will try once again to establish one that can make a mark. That will start with transfer Luke Del Rio, son of the Raiders’ head coach. Del Rio, who started at Alabama and then moved to Oregon State, will try to separate himself from others.
Still, Purdue transfer Austin Appelby and freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask are also in the mix.
“It’s an open competition,” Del Rio said. “We’re all doing everything we can to earn the starting job I’ve been here, but I don’t think that makes me No. 1 right now. I have to earn it.”
Florida’s passing attack ranked only 87th in the nation last year.
Game time is 7 p.m. Friday.