JEFF DRISKEL NEWS

Driskel returns as Florida opens season vs Idaho

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jeff Driskel's last pass at Florida Field ended in severe pain. He broke his right leg against Tennessee in September, causing him to miss the final nine games of the season and leaving the Gators reeling on offense. Driskel got up and walked off the field after the gruesome injury, which gave teammates and coaches a new level of respect for their starting...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Firing Will Muschamp Would Be The Worst Move Florida Could Make

(Follow Aaron on Twitter @Aaron_Torres) Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 48 hours (or even worse, in a world without sports television) you’ve probably heard that it was a pretty bad weekend to be a Florida Gator. It was even worse to be their head coach, Will Muschamp. The Gators lost on Saturday, but unlike so many other teams across the country, it wasn’t...
Via Aaron Torres Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Florida Gators be this year’s version of the 2013 Auburn Tigers?

The 2014 version of the Florida Gators are coming into opening weekend healthy which is a sigh of relief for their fans. We have talked about the 2013 Gators plenty over the past couple of months. Whether its discussing head coach Will Muschamp’s job status or rival fans making fun of their worst season since 1979. Now with the 2014 season a few days away, I wonder can the Gators...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida eager to get started, change 4-8 to 1-0

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) It might be hard to find a team more eager for the season to begin than Florida. Coming off their worst year since 1979, the Gators are ready to start anew, end a seven-game losing streak and prove last year's 4-8 debacle was a fluke. Florida opens Saturday against six-touchdown underdog Idaho, which has just four wins over the last three years. '...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida vs. Idaho – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Predictions

How warm is Muschamp’s seat? The last time Florida faced a non-Power 5 school, the Gators squared off against Georgia Southern on Nov. 23, 2013. Florida lost, 26-20. The game, which dropped Florida’s record to 4-7, was the low point of the 2013 season, one of the worst campaigns in program history.  Florida starts its 2014 campaign against another FBS school in Idaho. This time...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp, Jeff Driskel Press Conference: Live Feed

Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp and QB Jeff Driskel will address the media at 12:00 p.m. Below is a live feed of the press conference.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A with Florida Gators offensive coordinator Kurt Roper

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If you have have been to one of the Gators' open practices and watched first-year offensive coordinator Kurt Roper closely, you know what he is talking about. Roper has an upbeat demeanor and uses a positive teaching style when on the practice field. But the tone can change quickly when one of Florida's quarterbacks holds the ball too long. That's...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the third time be the charm for Muschamp and the Gators?

Will Muschamp’s tenure at the University of Florida has been very up and down, and that can be tied directly to his ability, or inability, to make the right hire at offensive coordinator. Muschamp and athletic director Jeremy Foley backed up a Brinks truck. They made Charlie Weis the first offensive coordinator hire of the Muschamp era and also the highest paid assistant coach...
Via The Student Section
19 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jeff Driskel wears helmet-cam during Gators practice

Running through practice at a major college football program. It is an experience few get a chance to take part in. But Jeff Driskel, the starting quarterback for the University of Florida, is here to give a little bit of a that dream to the masses. Driskel, a junior who started three games for the Gators last season before breaking his leg, wore a camera on his helmet during practice...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Fall Camp: First-Person Point-Of-View Video

Jeff Driskel strapped on the helmet cam for practice, bringing fans a first-person point-of-view of how the Florida Gators are preparing during fall camp.
Via Gamedayr
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: See A Florida Practice Through Gator QB Jeff Driskel’s Eyes With This Go-Pro Footage

What does Jeff Driskel see during a Florida practice?  What’s it like for the Gators quarterback to drop back and complete a pass, to hold the ball for his kicker, to yell out a play to his offensive teammates?  The following video will show you. Driskel recently wore a Go-Pro camera atop his helmet during a Florida practice. Here’s the footage:  This is becoming a common...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators notes: Moving on from 2013 but not forgetting it

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Happy birthday, Coach! Will Muschamp turned 43 on Sunday. The same day his University of Florida football team reported for the 2014 season. Considering how badly Muschamp wanted to get down to business with his team and get back on the field for the rabid UF fan base, he could not have had a better birthday wish than standing before his team for real again and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Gators Could Be the Sleeper of the SEC

As writers who cover the SEC, there are many who are split down the middle about the Florida Gators and the 2014 season. A 4-8 record will do that to you as will losing three starters in the secondary and having to retool the offensive line and linebackers this season. Some would argue this is one of the better Florida teams since the days of Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow and some guy named...
Via Football Nation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Countdown: No. 7 Florida

Will Muschamp's tenure in Gainesville has been a see-saw ride. After taking over for two-time national title winner Urban Meyer in December 2010, the long-time defensive coordinator could not immediately duplicate his predecessor's success, going 7-6 with the Gators' first losing record in conference since 1986. Everything -- well, almost everything -- changed in 2012...
Via Fox Sports South
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Trip to Alabama one of many tests Gators QB Jeff Driskel to face

HOOVER, Ala. -- As he moved from room to room, interview to interview at SEC Media Days, Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel was reminded more than once of his next scheduled trip to the Yellowhammer State. Sept. 20. Bryant-Denny Stadium. Florida at Alabama. If things go the way the Gators hope in their first three contests -- home games against Idaho, Eastern Michigan and Kentucky ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UF's Vernon Hargreaves III calls Jeff Driskel 'the best quarterback in college football'

UF's All-SEC cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III faced some of the nation's top quarterbacks as a freshman in 2013. Hargreaves wonders if the best of them all might have been on the Gators' sideline as their season unraveled. With Jeff Driskel out for the final nine games after suffering a broken leg, UF finished 4-8 and lost its final seven games. Since Driskel's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Star power lacking at SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel insists there are still plenty of superstars in the Southeastern Conference. The only problem is nobody's heard of them yet. One year after high-profile players such as Alabama's A.J. McCarron, South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel brought a rockstar feel to SEC Media Days, the buzz is...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Gus Malzahn on Nick Marshall, Jeff Driskel, Josh Murray, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Malzahn on Marshall.Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn spoke little about Tiger starting quarterback Nick Marshall's recent citation for marijuana possession at SEC Media Days on Monday. Malzan did say that Marshall would "be addressed" while speaking to Auburn beat reporters...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida's Will Muschamp unconcerned about job security

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Florida coach Will Muschamp is confident he has the remedy for questions about his job security: Winning a lot of football games. These are strange times for the Gators, who are coming off their first losing season since 1979. Nearly everything went wrong in last year's 4-8 disaster, but Muschamp was upbeat during his Monday address at SEC Media Days, saying...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp confident Gators will have 'outstanding' year

HOOVER, Ala. -- By way of the schedule on the opening day of the SEC Football Media Days, Florida coach Will Muschamp followed Auburn's Gus Malzahn to the podium to address a ballroom full of TV cameras and reporters here Monday. Muschamp and the Gators won't mind following in Auburn's footsteps again this fall. Remember the state of the Tigers a year go when Malzahn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 College Football Preview: Florida Gators

2013 Record: 4-8 (3-5 in SEC) Head Coach: Will Muschamp (22-16 in three years at Florida) Last Bowl Game: 2012 Sugar Bowl: lost to Louisville 33-23 Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fl (capacity = 88.548) 2013 Home Record: 3-3 Spring Football Highlights: Schedule: 8/30 vs Idaho 9/6 vs Eastern Michigan 9/13 vs Kentucky (2013 result: won 24-7) 9/20 at Alabama 10/4...
Via College Football Zealots
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Football: Will The Gators Find A Passing Game In 2014?

The Florida Gators football team knows exactly where it stands as the 2014 season approaches.The footing is not as sturdy as the team or its head coach, Will Muschamp, wants it be an SEC schedule that once again could bury this team looks to be the only obstacle in the boys from Gainesville possibly flip flopping the 4-8 record they had last year. Something has to give. Something...
Via Football Nation
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Jameis Winston (yes, you heard me), Alabama, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to grow up to be like.To the rescue?Edward Aschoff names quarterbacks Jeff Driskel of Florida, Brandon Allen, Jr. of Arkansas, and Drew Barker of Kentucky as potential "program-saving quarterbacks. (ESPN) It's crazy what you could have had.Capstone Report wonders what would have happened if Florida...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Football: Player With The Most To Prove In 2014

There are many things Jeff Driskel wants to erase about the 2013 college football season. Two games in particular stand out that he was to move past in 2014.The 21-16 loss to Miami in the second game of the season and the game against Tennessee the very next week where his season ended because of a broken leg that required surgery and six months of rehab. On the play he got hurt...
Via Football Nation
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp begins tour of Florida alumni groups in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE -- Will Muschamp didn't waste any time. The Florida football coach went right to his "A" material. In putting foot to ball and kicking off his 2014 Gator Club tour Thursday night in Jacksonville, Muschamp opened the program by telling the ballroom audience at the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership that he'd gotten with Nike during the offseason...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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