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Jeff Driskel named Florida’s starting QB against A&M

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The quarter-by-quarter experiment to determine Florida’s starting quarterback apparently worked well enough to Will Muschamp‘s liking. For anyone watching the Gators’ 27-14 win over Bowling Green, it was apparent by the second half which QB would get the start this Saturday against Texas A&M.

And, indeed that’s the case. Muschamp announced Monday morning on his weekly press conference that sophomore Jeff Driskel would be the starting QB against the Aggies. Driskel finished Saturday’s game 10-of-16 for 114 yards and a touchdown. He also played a good portion of the first half before taking over entirely in the second.

“[I]¬†told Jeff, I don’t want you to be looking over your shoulder, but you need to play well,” Muschamp said.

Jacoby Brissett, Driskel’s competition, took fewer first half snaps Saturday and threw for 31 yards.

Florida’s offense was very much “meh” against the Falcons and the Gators only led by three heading into the fourth quarter. Suddenly, this Saturday’s trip to Texas A&M doesn’t seem as much of a cakewalk anymore.

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6 Responses to “Jeff Driskel named Florida’s starting QB against A&M”
  1. js20011041 says: Sep 3, 2012 2:17 PM

    When was it ever considered a cakewalk? It’s never easy to go into College Station and Kevin Sumlin is quite honestly, a better coach than Muschamp.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 3, 2012 2:51 PM

    Florida hopefully gets past its first-game-this-season-jitters and really is ready to play in College Station. Just like The Swamp is not easy to play in but College Station can be crazy. This first season in the SEC, Aggie fans at College Station have something to prove and they will be giving their best. I don’t envy the Gators…what am I talking about….LSU will be there to rekindle our rivalry with A&M on Oct. 20th!

    Get some giant Texas steaks and put on the grill for me! I will bring some Louisiana hot sauce.

  3. vincentbojackson says: Sep 3, 2012 3:27 PM

    Might not matter who starts.

    Driskel’s in the doghouse if not for one missed tackle, and two missed field goals by Bowling Green on Saturday.

  4. 305fan says: Sep 3, 2012 5:00 PM

    Get ready for your first of many defeats. All hype every offseason about great recruiting only to struggle to beat a high school team like Bowling Green. What a joke this coach and their inbreed fans are. Reminds me of your Ron Zook years only worse. Suck it losers.

  5. ryanw822 says: Sep 3, 2012 5:44 PM

    So Muschamp picks the QB that will lead to his firing. Not like Brissett is a good choice either.

  6. goodfieldnohit says: Sep 3, 2012 6:35 PM

    Ben Kercheval is an idiot.

    A&M will win by double digits.

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