Gators' Jeff Driskel gets nod as starter

September, 3, 2012
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There were no surprises Monday when Florida coach Will Muschamp met the media.

He announced Jeff Driskel as the Gators' starting quarterback, a decision that was pretty obvious given the way the snaps broke down in Florida's opener last Saturday. Driskel played the entire second half and was on the field for 52 of the Gators' 63 offensive snaps.

Muschamp said he still had confidence in Jacoby Brissett, but that it was time to move forward with one quarterback. The Gators have to be more consistent in their passing game, and juggling two quarterbacks simply wasn't going to cut it.

"[I] just feel like Jeff with his legs gives us some different variables in our offense that can help us as we move forward," Muschamp said. "It'll be Jeff's game to play. I told Jeff, 'I don't want you looking over your shoulder, but you need to play well.' I have confidence in both guys. [We] can win with both guys. I just felt like, at this time, it's good to move forward with naming one guy and go with it."

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