Florida Names Jeff Driskell Starting QB

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 23 Florida is going with Jeff Driskel at quarterback.

Coach Will Muschamp says Driskel will start Saturday's game at Texas A&M and could keep the job for the remainder of the season.

Muschamp picked Driskel over fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett, saying Driskel's mobility was the key to the decision.

Muschamp says "it will be Jeff's game to play. I told him I don't want you looking over your shoulder, but you've got to play well."

Driskel completed 10 of 16 passes for 114 yards in the opener against Bowling Green, including a 50-yard touchdown pass to Frankie Hammond that helped seal the 27-14 victory.

Muschamp says Brissett was not happy with the decision, but the coach respects that kind of emotional reaction.


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