Gator head football coach Will Muschamp surprised the media on Wednesday by making a special appearance at media availability to discuss the firestorm that surrounded the Jeff Driskel injury reports. News broke on Tuesday that the sophomore slinger suffered a “significant shoulder injury” and could possibly be out a few weeks, but Muschamp wanted to make sure everyone was “on the same page” about what actually happened.
Muschamp said that even Driskel had to go back and watch film to see when he could have possibly sustained the injury because there wasn’t one specific hit or possession that they could point out as the cause of the damage.
Driskel will be re-evaluated by doctors on Monday, but until then he will be taking the same amount of reps as fellow quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Coach Muschamp wants it to be clear that this position battle is still in full effect.
While Muschamp’s visit was an unexpected one, it was no surprise to see players like safety Josh Evans and tight end Clay Burton speaking to the media. When asked about the new scheme under offensive coordinator Brent Pease, Burton said the tight ends are getting plenty of opportunities to contribute.
On the other side of the ball, Evans spoke very confidently about the talent of his defensive unit and says this year’s personnel can really make an impact.
Catch the home opener against Bowling Green to see the new offense and improved defense in action on Saturday, September 1st at 3:30 p.m.