JEFF DRISKEL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jeff Driskel granted permission to transfer from Florida

For weeks now, there have been rumors regarding whether Florida junior quarterback Jeff Driskel would return to the program for his final season of collegiate eligibility. It looks like he will, in fact, be moving on. Driskel has been granted a release from the program by new head coach Jim McElwain. McElwain didn’t want to hold Driskel “hostage.” #Gators coach Jim McElwain...
Via College Spun
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Driskel thinking about transfer to Duke

Jeff Driskel’s playing days in Florida are likely over. The Gators’ redshirt junior quarterback was replaced as the starter by freshman Treon Harris midway through the 2014 season and is now considering a transfer, according to reports.  According to Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer, Driskel might land at Duke. The redshirt junior has one year of eligibility...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida benches Jeff Driskel, beats Tennessee

With one quarter remaining in Florida’s contest against Tennessee, Gators fans are finally getting their wish. Head coach Will Muschamp has decided to bench starting quarterback Jeff Driskel in favor of freshman Treon Harris. Harris will work his first series to start the fourth quarter. Treon Harris enters for the #Gators. — GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) October 4, 2014...
Via College Spun
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun King: Florida WRs should boycott Jeff Driskel

A few weeks back, former Florida running back Emmitt Smith, one of the all-time NFL greats, tweeted out his displeasure with Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel. Apparently he’s not the only former pro who doesn’t seem to understand why Driskel is still playing for the Gators. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Shaun King, who now does radio for NBC Sports, believes...
Via College Spun
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida WR indicates on Twitter that he wants a new QB

Well this is awkward. Florida sophomore wide receiver Demarcus Robinson appears to have voiced his opinion that the Gators need a new starting quarterback much in the same way that a fan would. No, he didn’t post on a fan message board or call into talk radio, but he did retweet a tweet by GatorZone that posed a call to action, instructing followers to “retweet” if they want...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith calls for Jeff Driskel to be benched

Emmitt Smith was so frustrated watching quarterback Jeff Driskel stink it up for Florida in a 42-21 loss to Alabama on Saturday that he begged the Gators to bench the QB. Here’s what Smith, a former Gators running back, tweeted during the game: Though Driskel threw for a touchdown on the Gators’ third possession of the game to tie it at 7 and rushed for a TD in the third...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Time is now for Jeff Driskel

The Florida Gators football team began spring practice this week and with that quarterback Jeff Driskel returned to the field for the first time since breaking his leg against Tennessee last September. At this point, it’s pretty safe to say that Driskel’s career at Florida hasn’t exactly gone as planned. From being hailed as the next Tim Tebow before he even arrived on campus...
Via isportsweb.com
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Standout defensive end commits

The addition of Gerald Willis helped make up for a rough week for the Gators at the Under Armour All-America game. It was a rough week for the Florida Gators at the Under Armour All-America game, but they did come away with at least one prize. Five-Star defensive end Gerald Willis III (New Orleans, La./Edna Karr) committed to the Gators during the first half of the game on Tuesday...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Roper named OC

Kurt Roper is the new offensive coordinator of the Florida Gators. (Photo Credit: Bob Donnan/USA Today) Gator fans received a belated Christmas gift Thursday when the school announced that Kurt Roper would be hired as the team’s next offensive coordinator and quarterback’s coach. Reports surfaced Tuesday that Roper would be leaving Duke to join the Gators, but it did not become...
Via isportsweb.com
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: New candidate emerges for OC

All that Florida Gators football fans want for Christmas is a new offensive coordinator, but it seems they will be sorely disappointed when they look under the tree. The Gainesville Sun’s Pat Dooley reported Monday that Florida would not hire its new offensive coordinator until after January 1. Everyone can relax and enjoy holidays. Florida oc won't be hired til after jan 1 and...
Via isportsweb.com
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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