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GAINESVILLE, Fla. The play that put Florida in front for good in Saturdays 37-20 win at Tennessee was a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Driskel to tight end Jordan Reed.
On 2nd-and-8 and the game tied at 20 late in the third quarter, Driskel dropped back to pass. His first read on the play was designed for Reed. As Driskel took the snap and prepared to throw, Quinton Dunbar passed behind him in motion to the right. Meanwhile, Reed ran down the field and curled left into the corner of the end zone.
However, before Driskel could get fully set in the pocket, Tennessee linebackers Curt Maggitt and Dontavis Sapp converged on him quickly. Driskel knew what that meant. Reed was one-on-one against Tennessee cornerback Prentiss Waggner.
Instead of taking off with the ball or trying to force a pass into coverage, Driskel planted on his back foot and threw a perfect spiral across the field. Reed ran under the well-placed pass for the go-ahead score on perhaps the best throw of Driskels yo...
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Quarterback Jeff Driskel wasn't even sure he would play in Florida's season opener.
Three weeks later, he has locked down the starting job, been named the Southeastern Conference's offensive player of the week and drawn comparisons to Tim Tebow.
Driskel made significant strides while winning both starts - at Texas A&M and at Tennessee - and showed why the 14th-ranked...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Sophomore Jeff Driskel has heard comparisons to former Gators star Tim Tebow since he was in high school.
They both play quarterback. They are both big and physical for that position. They both came out of high school as top recruits nationally. And they both signed with the Gators.
As Driskel led Florida to a 37-20 win at Tennessee on Saturday, the Tebow comparisons...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. There is a quiet calmness over Lerentee McCray as he stares at the TV screen. McCray is in the Gators locker room about to dress for practice.
On the screen is No. 34 for the Gators. That would be him. As a replay of Floridas 37-20 win over Tennessee three days earlier plays on the TV, ESPN announcers Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge discuss McCrays impact on...
The throw looked simple on film. Jeff Driskel received a shotgun snap on 3rd and 7, took a three-step drop and threw a five-yard pass to Frankie Hammond. The senior wide receiver did the rest, completing a 75-yard touchdown pass to clinch the game for Florida. Through the speed and cutback ability that Hammond showed to steal the show, the continued development of Driskel went under the radar.
The Florida offense went into fall camp with questions about the playmakers. Through the first three games of the season, the Gators are starting to get some answers. Sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel has continued to improve his play while pass catchers are starting to emerge on the outside. Frankie Hammond and Jordan Reed have emerged as playmakers in the passing game this year.
Depth is a key factor molding Florida’s winning foundation this season. Coach Will Muschamp has been preaching a “man down, man up” mentality to his players, making his expectations for the men on the sidelines crystal clear: Be ready to go in at any given time. Due to right tackle Chaz Green’s recent ankle injury, Saturday’s matchup against Tennessee marked Kyle Koehne’s time.
The Gators remain undefeated this season as they prepare to welcome Kentucky Saturday. The Wildcats are coming off an upset loss to Western Kentucky and as Florida defensive lineman Omar Hunter puts it, "they have nothing to lose." Cody Jones and Amy Campbell discuss the upcoming match up and Florida's focus this week.
Another win, another new feature at TBG. Its name is, of course, inspired by our quarterback Jeff Driskel and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, which discusses a plethora of topics concerning the week’s NFL games. We hope to do something similar–but on a minor, more pertaining to us level (Don’t worry, it won’t be nearly as long.) Let me know...
Another win, another new Florida Gators feature at The Bull Gator. The name is inspired by our quarterback Jeff Driskel and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, which discusses a plethora of topics concerning the week’s NFL games. We hope to do something similar–but on a minor, more pertinent-to-us level. Don’t worry, it won’t be nearly as long...
The Florida defense couldn’t handle injuries in 2011 because the team didn’t have depth. That’s not the case this year. After Jelani Jenkins went down, the Gators were able to plug in freshman Antonio Morrison and not skip a beat. The added depth has also helped the Florida defense to play well in the fourth quarter, where it hasn’t allowed a point in three games this season.
Denny Courson and Keith Kaczorowski of the Gators and More show talk Gator football with 'Hollywood' Bob Redman. The Gators surprised a lot of folks with the way they won in Knoxville last week and now there is a new perspective on this team. After two hard road wins, the Gators are back in The Swamp this weekend to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. Listen as we talk about all of that here.
With the season looking hopeful so far with back-to-back road wins to open up their SEC schedule at 2-0, the Florida Gators are ranked 14th in the nation and returning to Gainesville to play the Kentucky Wildcats.The Wildcats' season so far has been a shade of grey.One week they look like a convincing SEC team beating up on the likes of Kent State, and the next they struggle...
The Florida Gators are busy helping their issues in recruiting numbers on the offensive line. Thursday they got a commitment from Nebraska transfer Tyler Moore. Moore was a four-star and 15th ranked offensive tackle in Scout.com’s 2011 class. He along with Maryland transfer max Garcia help add some needed help and maturity to a squad that has landed only six linemen in the last three years.
A strong start is nothing new for Florida, but it's hoping to avoid the ensuing slumps that have plagued the program in each of the past two seasons.
The 14th-ranked Gators' improved play to close out games could help, and they will attempt to continue that trend Saturday while adding to their dominance of Kentucky.
Florida (3-0, 2-0 SEC) won its first four games in 2010...