GAINESVILLE, Fla. Old habits are hard to break. That goes for starting quarterbacks, too.
Prior to his first career start on Saturday at Texas A&M, the last time Jeff Driskel took the field knowing the game was his from start to finish was in November 2010. He was a senior at Hagerty High and in his final game a loss to Lakeland in the state playoffs all Driskel did was account for 494 yards of total offense, including 270 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Back then, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound Driskel was as big as or bigger than most of the players trying to tackle him. Thats not the case in the rough-and-tumble SEC.
Gators coach Will Muschamp will undoubtedly remind Driskel of that fact more than once this week as the Gators travel to Tennessee.
In Saturdays 20-17 win over Texas A&M, Driskel was 13-for-16 for 162 yards. He also picked up 56 yards on his six rushing attempts that were not sacks. However, Driskel was sacked eight times by the Aggies and showed a tendency of h...