Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Muschamp still hasn't named a starting QB
By Edward Aschoff
It's no secret that Florida coach Will Muschamp intends to rotate quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel on Saturday, but who will take the first snap still remains a mystery.
Even to Muschamp.
"We'll continue to work through it," Muschamp said Wednesday. "Both guys deserve the right to start, deserve the right to play, and as we work through this game and we get in there at halftime and [he and the coaches will] figure out where we are as we move forward. I have not made that decision at this time."
Muschamp plans to play one in the first quarter and the other in the second against Bowling Green on Saturday. He and his staff will then make a decision about which one will open the second half.
Fortunately for Muschamp, he still has some time to think and evaluate with practices Wednesday and Thursday. He also doesn't intend to drag out his decision until right before kickoff. He said he'll "give them some time" between telling them and Saturday's 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Muschamp isn't sure how much of an advantage or disadvantage it will be to play both, but he feels very good about throwing either one on the field this year.
"I am totally confident in both guys," he said. "They're both good players, they've had great competition and they've made our team better. They've made our offense better, they've made each other better. It's not fair to [let] one guy play and one guy not; one guy start and one guy enter [after] because they both deserve the right. They've earned that right at the position."