Florida Finally Has A Starting Quarterback

Quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel remained in the battle to start for the Gators, and not even the start of the season could quell their sparring.

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Florida's Jeff Driskel Named Starting QB Vs. Texas A&M

The Florida Gators have made a decision at quarterback for their game against Texas A&M. Head Coach Will Muschamp has named Jeff Driskel the team's starting quarterback for Saturday.

Muschamp hopes that by naming Driskel the starter, it will allow him to relax during the game.

Driskel had been battling Jacoby Brissett for the starting job. In Saturday's game against Bowling Green, Driskel was 10-for-16 for 114 yards and a touchdown. Brissett was 3-for-5 for 31 yards.

Driskel played in five games last season as a freshman. He attempted 34 passes that season for the Gators.

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Jeff Driskel Injury: Florida QB 'Will Practice Wednesday,' Says Will Muschamp

After a highly confusing round of reports that alleged potential Florida Gators starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was either decapitated or just going to the restroom, UF has issued its own comments on the matter. Highly visible code words include "internet reports" and "reports speculated," and the release points out Will Muschamp's schedule is now clogged with "dealing with the media" despite no such with-dealing having been scheduled.

From Florida:

The UF communications office received calls inquiring about the reports and released a statement in the afternoon saying Muschamp would address any injuries at his next media availability.

"Jeff was at practice today and will be taking reps at practice Wednesday," the statement said.

Whether he'll be taking a full load of reps isn't made clear. I think we can surmise that Driskel's shoulder was indeed injured, but that it wasn't all that serious. We can also conclude this will affect his battle with Jacoby Brissett for the starting job, if we like.

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Jeff Driskel Shoulder Injury 'Significant,' Could End Quarterback Duel

How hard was potential Florida Gators starting quarterback Jeff Driskel injured during Tuesday practices? The world waits to learn, but reports are getting more definitive that it's looking bad for Jacoby Brissett's primary competition. From veteran reporter Robbie Andreu:

Driskel sustained a "significant" shoulder injury in practice this morning, according to a source close to the UF football team. The injury is to his left, non-throwing shoulder.

Apparently Driskel took a hard “thud” and is now sidelined for an indefinite period of time.

But then there's this report from FOX Sports, which aligns with the camp saying Driskel should be okay soon.

Still, with the race as tight as it has been (and Brissett being the favorite all along, according to many), even the slightest setback could tip the scales. Scales, like an alligator.

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Jeff Driskel Suffers Shoulder Injury Of Some Sort, According To Reports

Potential Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was reportedly injured Tuesday at practice.




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