Driskel Named Gators Starting QB Moving Forward
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - It was a long time coming, but the quarterback battle that began in the spring finally has a winner at the position.
Will Muschamp announced on Monday that Jeff Driskel will start for the Florida Gators heading into the game versus Texas A&M.
Muschamp pointed out Driskel's dual-threat ability to run and pass as a main factor in choosing the former Gatorade National Player of the Year over fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett.
Ironically, Brissett is now in the same situation Driskel was in last season, when Driskel was benched in favor of the former Dwyer quarterback after the Auburn game.
Driskel reflected on the feeling he had in 2011, but never stopped believing he would one day win the starting job back.
Muschamp told Driskel not to worry about looking over his shoulder for a possible early hook, but did reiterate he needs to play well to keep the starting role.
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