Originally posted on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 9/21/13
Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel left Saturday’s game against Tennessee in the first quarter with an injury that immediately looked severe . The Gators went on to knock off the Volunteers 31-17 behind backup quarterback Tyler Murphy, but after the game word came down that Driskel would be lost for the remainder of the season. Driskel was injured after he threw an interceptions that Tennessee’s Devaun Swafford returned 62 yards for a touchdown. During the run back, Driskel hit the turf and was slow to get up. He immediately went to the locker room and didn’t return to the game. After the contest it was confirmed that Driskel had a broken right tibia. He will need surgery that will put him out for the rest of the year. Before replacing Driskel, Murphy had never attempted a pass in a college game before. The redshirt junior completed 8-of-14 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions. But without Driskel Florida’s under-performing offense could get even worse. Driskel will finish his junior season completing 42-of-61 passes for 477 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions. With Driskel gone we should probably expect Florida’s offense to get much more run-heavy. Murphy can run a bit from the quarterback position, and he showed that on Saturday, carrying the ball 10 times for 84 yards and a touchdown. Head coach Will Muschamp better figure something out quickly, because his name has already been tossed around as potentially being on the hot seat early this season. The Gators have been pretty terrible offensively for the past two seasons and after the high-scoring days of Urban Meyer’s offense, the natives of Gainesville are a bit restless. They want offensive firepower and they simply haven’t seen it from Muschamp’s team. Losing Driskel won’t help things any.
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