GAINESVILLE, Fla. The quarterback battle waged by Florida sophomores Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel during preseason camp isn't over. It's simply to be continued.
Gators coach Will Muschamp announced Friday that both Brissett and Driskel will play in the Sept. 1 season opener against Bowling Green.
"I met with both quarterbacks this morning,'' Muschamp said. "Both guys will play in the first game. They both deserved the right to play. They have earned that. They both have had really good camps."
Brissett and Driskel have battled for the position since spring camp and Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease have said all along how even the competition has been.
Muschamp pointed out Friday that the numbers don't lie.
"We're right down the middle as far as 62, 63 percent completion percentage for both of them,'' he said. "Their numbers are very similar. We have taken the details down all the way."
Muschamp said they decided that both would play in the first game last we...