Finally, the Gator football team has a starting quarterback.
Gator coach Will Muschamp announced on Monday that sophomore Jeff Driskel would be the starter for Texas A&M game and for the foreseeable future.
Muschamp said the decision was made on Driskel’s “volume of work” and that fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett didn’t do anything wrong and that he was “one play away” from being the starter.
Muschamp told both quarterbacks of the decision and told Driskel to “not look over your shoulder” but he added that he would have to play well to keep his job.
Neither quarterback lit it up after playing in the opening game last weekend against Bowling Green and we’ll see if the offense is opened up or looks any different with a true starter in the game at all times.
In other news, Muschamp said Texas A&M is a very strong opponent with a team that led the Big 12 in sacks a year ago and an offense that likes to give you the illusion of passing the ball a lot but really likes to run the ball as well. He praised new Aggie coach Kevin Sumlin for having a solid offensive system.
On the injury front Muschamp said offensive lineman Matt Patchan will still be out for this game with a pectoral injury and that sophomore long snapper Drew Ferris will be out after suffering a broken collarbone last weekend; he will be replaced by Kyle Crofoot.