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UF’s Jeff Driskel on crutches, should be OK for Vols game

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Knowing how some Florida fans reacted to the loss to Miami Saturday, we don’t know whether this will be taken as good news or bad.

During the second quarter of the bruising affair, starting Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel suffered what the team has confirmed as a slight sprain of the knee.  Driskel, the Palm Beach Post reports, was seen walking around campus this morning with the aid of crutches.

The good news, if you’re a Driskel fan, is that the Gators have a bye this weekend and Driskel should be fine for the Sept. 21 game against Tennessee.

The other UF injury news, though, is not nearly as clear.

The availability of four starters for the UT Game — LT D.J. Humphries (sprained MCL), linebacker Darrin Kitchens (oblique) and cornerbacks Marcus Roberson (strained PCL) and Loucheiz Purifoy (back) — is currently unknown and likely won’t be decided until some point next week.

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10 Responses to “UF’s Jeff Driskel on crutches, should be OK for Vols game”
  1. crazycane says: Sep 9, 2013 4:43 PM

    That’s because Miami’s D laid a good ol’ fashion whoopin on Driskel.

    Where all the salty Gaytor fans at that thought you were going to win? No wonder you don’t wanna play Miami anymore.

  2. gatorprof says: Sep 9, 2013 4:50 PM


    Easy. You guys won, but objectively look at that game and ask yourself if you are content with UM’s performance. It is reasonable to say that UM didn’t win the game, rather UF lost it.

    Driskel is awful.

  3. jaydm84 says: Sep 9, 2013 5:09 PM

    Any fan of college athletics would never celebrate an injury as “good news.” Driskel obviously didn’t play his best game and needs to improve, but he didn’t make Jones or Burton fumble and he didn’t run Burton’s wrong route. Me personally, I don’t like seeing anyone, from any team, injured.

  4. crazycane says: Sep 9, 2013 6:29 PM

    That game is how your Gaytors won all their games last year and it didn’t stop you from fapping away to how great the SEC is and blah blah blah. So now that the shoe is on the other foot you lost the game?

    No wonder your fan base was voted the most delusional one in the Nation, you think it’s your right to win and when you finally play someone OOC and lose you get salty. 1991 was the last time you played an OOC game out of the state. Your program like your fan base and the schedule are pathetic. Thank you for the war canoe, it stays home and 5>>>>>>>3.


    Driskel is your problem, not ours.

  5. wabbitslayer says: Sep 9, 2013 6:35 PM

    Is one of the trainers following him around to help with the crutches…you know, in case he needs help holding on to them?

  6. overratedgators says: Sep 9, 2013 7:58 PM

    Let Driskel play. The crutches may actually improve his throwing accuracy.

  7. jmp12md says: Sep 9, 2013 9:11 PM

    Uh wait a sec. Fla dominated and gave the game away? Obviously Fla professors and fans can’t do math either with all those cows in their pasture and missing teeth. Lets take a look at that dominating Fla offense in the second half.
    9 plays, 44 yards, FG
    3 plays, 8 yards, punt
    3 plays, 6 yards, punt
    5 plays, 18 yards, punt
    5 plays, 30 yards, Interception
    3 plays, -10 yards, fumble
    4 plays, 60 yards, TD garbage time
    1 play, -13 yards, ball game.

    Fla avg’d 2.8 yds per rush, but we were handed the game. Seriously. Maybe you should watch this and with a 4 man rush watch how we were handed the game. BTW, watch number 73 for the Gators manhandle Chick.

  8. noaxetogrind says: Sep 9, 2013 10:33 PM

    As I have commented on here before, not really invested either way in this but do appreciate good football when I see it. Interestingly enough some Canes fans on here seem to be doing the very thing they accuse some Gator fans of doing…embellishing. For the record….@ crazycane: The name is appropriate. You seem to be misguided on a few things. Florida has played plenty of out of state, out of conference games since 1991. Most of them being in Bowl games including 2 of the three National Championships they have won in that timeframe. Could you supply the source of that vote for “most delusional fan base”? I am a pretty big student of the game and don’t remember seeing that story anywhere. You think UF’s schedule is pathetic, really? Unlike you, I will provide a source, They seem to think that UF has the toughest schedule in the country this year. I happen to think out of conference games against FSU and Miami are pretty tough. Perhaps you don’t have a high opinion of either of those programs. Lastly you refer to UF’s pathetic fan base. You know the old glass house thing right? You may not like what some Florida fans say or do but they show up and watch their team play. Can Miami say the same?
    @ jmp12md, Dude if you are going to use stats to make your point at least find some to support your point. I looked at the box score and saw that you were correct UF avg. 2.8 yds per rush. Interestingly enough Miami avg. 1.8 yds per rush. UF 22 1st Downs, Miami 10, UF 413 Total Yds to Miami’s 212, Miami 1 of 11 on 3rd down, TOP UF 38:20 to Miami’s 21:40. All credit to Miami because they won the one stat that matters most, the score. However for you to act incredulous as to how somebody could say UF gave the game away, well bro, a lot of the people on TV as I watched other games on Saturday said the exact same thing and I don’t think they were Gator fans. Kudo’s to you Miami. You won the game fair and square but some of your fans are somewhat hypocritical in their criticism of Gator fans. The net, fans are fans, be they Gators or Canes.

  9. canehouse says: Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM

    Gatorprof… of all of the turnovers / “takeaways”, the only one that can really be blamed on Driskell is the one he threw across the middle into coverage… and even on that one the Miami defender made a great break on the ball. The other turnovers were a direct result of Miami defenders making great plays… you shouldn’t deny that. Miami’s defense won the game… and you know what It feels good… very good!!! Miami has beat UF 7 of the last 8 meetings and as you are well aware, and probably relieved. .. we won’t see you again unless it’s in a bowl.

  10. grfg8r says: Sep 10, 2013 5:43 PM

    I was there. UF did shoot itself in the….tail offensively. The obvious:
    *UM’s DL played lights out. They were better than UF’s OL by far!
    *UF playcalling-PREDICTABLE. NO ADJUSTING! UM puts 7 in the box,UF still runs the ball on 1st down.
    *Driskell mentally, doesn’t have it to be a QB. Better as DE.
    *UF WR’s open all day deep. Driskell seldom looked. Stared down his primary.
    *Fanbase, there were 2/1 UF fans than UM. That will be UM’s only sellout, thanks to UF fans. UM fairweather, very much so!
    *UF fans would enjoy playing home & home w/ UM, but BCS, SEC & UF AD find too many negatives, not the fanbase.

    UM, for the most part, was handed the game by UF’s numerous & CONTINUAL mistakes. Play calling & mental errors and 5 turnovers. BUT a win is a win! Congrats to UM. Go Canes for the rest of year.
    Go Gators!

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