GAINESVILLE, Fla. The Florida Gators opened preparation for their home finale Monday uncertain of whether Jeff Driskel's injured right ankle would be healed enough for him to play Saturday against Jacksonville State.
Fortunately for the Gators, they don't seem too concerned if Driskel can't play, given fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett's performance Saturday. Brissett replaced the injured Driskel late in the third quarter in Florida's win over Louisiana-Lafayette and finished 6 of 8 for 64 yards and a touchdown.
Brissett lost a quarterback battle with Driskel that extended into the season opener. He had played only in mop-up duty prior to Saturday.
"A guy who has prepared himself well, is very talented, he's going to have the opportunities to make good choices and decisions on the field, which he'll do," Florida coach Will Muschamp said. "I've got a lot of confidence in him.
"You never know when your number is going to be called. There's no question. I think it's a great example...