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Driskel doubtful for Gators’ next game

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As Florida continues the cream-puff section of its late season schedule, Florida could find itself without its starting quarterback this weekend.

Jeff Driskel suffered a sprained ankle in the third quarter of the Gators’ closer-than-expected win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday and did not return.

With a non-conference game against FCS-level Jacksonville State on the horizon, head coach Will Muschamp said his starter is doubtful for Saturday.  With Florida State coming up a week later in the regular-season finale, it would make sense for UF to err on the side of caution when it comes to Driskel’s availability this weekend.

A decision on Driskel could be made by the middle of the week.

“We’ll try to get him out on the field on Wednesday,” Muschamp said in quotes distributed by the team. :If he can’t go by then, certainly we’ll go with Jacoby.”

Jacoby Brissett (pictured, left) would get the start if Driskel is unable to go.  The true sophomore, who lost the QB competition to Driskel in summer camp and has been rumored to be considering a transfer after the 2012 season, completed 6-of-8 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown after replacing the injured Driskel.

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4 Responses to “Driskel doubtful for Gators’ next game”
  1. westof1club says: Nov 12, 2012 4:20 PM

    One inept QB replaced by an equally inept QB.

  2. tlmoon2112 says: Nov 12, 2012 4:53 PM

    I like it, maybe the offense will finally focus and prepare properly and then EXECUTE properly instead of this “all I have to do is show up to win” thing go down.

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Nov 13, 2012 5:42 AM

    We LSU fans sure know about problems with the offense. Driskell did well against us.

    I guess all the big boys will have to get these cream puffs out of their system this season and next. Come the playoffs, it will be SOS that will greatly affect the rankings, so enjoy them now, they won’t be scheduled much, if at all, then.

  4. gatorcheme says: Nov 13, 2012 1:55 PM

    Thank God for defense. Our offense sure seems to be mired in mediocrity.

    I think that Driskel has shown moments of greatness (very brief moments). Even so, it tells me that he can be better with experience.

    Overall, the Gators have sufficient talent to make things happen on offense. They need to work on being more pro-style–quick throws and play action. Take what the defense gives them and try not force things.

    Most of all, He’s got to stop waiting so damn long for the play to develop. The freakin’ O-line ain’t good enough to hold up more than 3 secs–if that.

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