There were plenty of upset fans in the Florida fanbase who were complaining about the quarterback situation. Neither Austin Appleby nor Luke Del Rio were particularly impressive or effective this past season, but the Gators still made it to Atlanta thanks to a dominant defense.
During his press conference to finish out National Signing Day, McElwain was asked who his starting quarterback might be in the spring and one writer suggested redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks. Coach Mac ran with it and had some fun with everyone there:
Franks didn’t get in to any games last season (hence his redshirt) and is believed to be the frontrunner for the job anyway. Here’s the entire exchange between the Orlando Sentinel‘s Edgar Thompson and coach McElwain: