JEFF DRISKEL NEWS

Florida focused on upcoming Tennessee matchup, not criticism

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jeff Driskel was ready Monday when he stepped to the media podium. "It's a new week," the Florida quarterback said with a grin. "Thank goodness, it's a new week." And thank goodness it's a week that includes a game after Gators everywhere -- in the coaches' offices and well beyond -- spent the previous one dissecting UF'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

DC's Top 10 Recap: Week 5

1. FLORIDA STATE (Beat NC State 56-41): The Seminoles pulled their second straight Houdini act, escaping from an upset-minded NC State team and Jacoby Brissett (who somehow lost the Florida QB job to Jeff Driskel). It's a testament to their talent that they can trail for the entire game then plug in the cheat code and explode for a 28-3 run, but there are serious problems with...
Via Double Coverage Football
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gators AD Jeremy Foley: Will Muschamp will get entire season to prove himself

Among the litany of angry fire-the-coach emails in my inbox after Alabama manhandled the Florida Gators last weekend was one from a well-heeled UF booster who threatened to cease his hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual contributions to the school unless the Gators fire Will Muschamp. Sadly, the message boards are once again filled with venom and vitriol with demands that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Should Gators Bench Quarterback Jeff Driskel?

Should the Florida Gators bench quarterback Jeff Driskel? Campus Insiders catches up with GatorZone.com reporter Chris Harry to find out.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Driskel’s Stats Against Bowl Eligible Teams Are Not Pretty

Jeff Driskel's stats against bowl eligible teams is not the prettiest. Here's how the Florida Gators quarterback has fared against the competition.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp To Stick With Jeff Driskel As Gators Quarterback

Will Muschamp backs Jeff Driskel as the Florida Gators prepare for Tennessee, despite fans calling for freshman Treon Harris.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp Staying With Jeff Driskel As Gators QB

Will Muschamp is staying with Jeff Driskel as the Florida Gators prepare for Tennessee, despite fans calling for freshman Treon Harris.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida WR Demarcus Robinson Tweets he wants a new QB

Florida wide receiver Demarcus Robinson Tweeted that he wanted a new QB at the helm instead of incumbent Junior Jeff Driskel. Clearly Robinson, much like Gator nation was frustrated by the result of the game with Alabama. While Driskel was far from awesome (9-of-28 passing for 93 yards, 0 TDs 2 Ints), the Gator defense allowed a career performance from Blake Sims, Amari Cooper...
Via NCAA Football Zone
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp Says That QB Jeff Driskel Gives Florida ‘The Best Opportunity To Win Right Now’

One of the most highly-criticized members of the University of Florida’s football team is quarterback Jeff Driskel. In 2014, Driskel’s numbers haven’t looked great, as he has completed 56 percent of his passes for 636 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions. He looked especially bad during the squad’s 42-21 loss against Alabama last week, going 9-for-28 for 93 yards...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Muschamp says changes coming for Gators, but not at quarterback

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- In a perfect orange and blue world, the Florida Gators would be readying for an opponent this week rather than staring at an open date. But as all of the Gator Nation can see, these are far from perfect times. "As a competitor, you want to go back the next day," UF coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday. Rather than turn their attention toward the next...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida's Muschamp sticks with struggling Driskel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Will Muschamp is sticking with struggling quarterback Jeff Driskel, who is coming off arguably the worst game of his college career. Muschamp says the fourth-year junior ''needs to play better'' and that Driskel ''gives us the best opportunity to win right now.'' Driskel completed 9 of 28 passes for 93 yards, with...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith Called Will Muschamp To Apologize For His Jeff Driskel Tweet Following Florida’s Loss To Alabama

Emmitt Smith tweeted something that most Florida fans were probably thinking late in the Gators’ game against Alabama Saturday.  The former Florida star and NFL Hall of Famer wanted Jeff Driskel to be benched during his team’s blowout loss to the Crimson Tide.  “Put Driskel on the bench please, I’ve seen enough,” Smith tweeted and later deleted.  Smith, a three-time...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith Apologized To Gators For Jeff Driskel Tweet

Emmitt Smith apologized to the Florida Gators for his Jeff Driskel tweet during Saturday's Alabama game.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith Apologized to Muschamp For Driskel Should Be Benched Tweet

Emmitt Smith was fed up with Jeff Driskel’s performance at quarterback for his Gators and he made his feelings known via Twitter. During a press conference, head coach Will Muschamp said Smith called him to apologize about his comments. Muschamp said Emmitt Smith called an apologized for his Tweet on Saturday saying he wanted Drikel to be benched. — Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Florida QB Jeff Driskel should be on a “short leash” for the rest of this season

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– Jeff Driskel as we are all well aware has been the most highly criticized quarterback in the Southeastern Conference the last 3 years. Even after help lead the 2012 Gators to an 11-1 regular season record and a … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida receiver tweets he wants a new quarterback

Florida has had a tough time so far this season. After its 42-21 loss to Alabama Saturday, the doubts about the team got even stronger. Fans have been voicing their opinions about firing the coach, replacing the quarterback, and even wanting to switch Florida to the ACC. Ok the third one isn’t true but Gator fans aren’t happy. And neither is Florida receiver DeMarcus Robinson...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Amari Cooper, Will Muschamp and Jeff Driskel, Mississippi State, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up. Amari Cooper for Heisman?Chuck Culpepper profiles Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, and his potential to be a contender for the Heisman Trophy this season. (The Washington Post)Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?Andrew Gribble also looks at Cooper's Heisman...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith Does Not Want Jeff Driskel As Florida’s QB

Thanks to an incredible defensive effort Saturday against Alabama, the Gators had a shot at upending one of the nation’s best teams. However, the Florida offense was less than impressive, especially quarterback Jeff Driskel, who finished 9-of-28 for 93 yards and two interceptions.  Gator legend Emmitt Smith showed his displeasure for Driskel, tweeting that “he’s […] The...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida WR Demarcus Robinson Retweeted A Post In Favor Of Benching Jeff Driskel, Then Deleted It

After just one loss, the sky appears to be falling in Gainesville. Saturday night, after watching Florida look anemic on offense against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Gators great Emmitt Smith tweeted that he’d seen enough of junior starting quarterback Jeff Driskel. The Florida signal-caller completed just 9-of-28 passes for 93 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a game that...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith Has Seen Enough Of Jeff Driskel

Florida Gators legend Emmitt Smith has seen enough of Jeff Driskel, calls for the coaching staff to bench him.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  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: Put Jeff Driskel on the bench please, I have seen enough. — […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith Says He’s Seen Enough Of Florida QB Jeff Driskel, Wants Him On The Bench

Jeff Driskel is not having a very good day in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Florida’s junior quarterback is 7 of 24 for 80 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions through three-plus quarters against Alabama. The Gators currently trail the Crimson Tide, 42-21.  Emmitt Smith has seen enough. The former Florida star and NFL Hall of Famer wants Driskel to be benched. Put Jeff Driskel on...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 4 college football preview: Can Florida find enough offense to upset Alabama?

Week 4 of the college football season offers us the best weekend of games so far. Florida State vs Clemson was first, Oklahoma vs West Virginia was second, now let’s discuss the Florida Gators traveling to Tuscaloosa to face #3 Alabama Crimson Tide. Line: Alabama -14 What does Florida have to do to win? Offensively, this game is going to come down to whether Jeff Driskel can make...
Via No Guts, No Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida QB Jeff Driskel a different player than his last time vs. Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- He was a true freshman not expected to play that night three years ago in The Swamp. And then Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw introduced himself to Gators starting quarterback John Brantley. Brantley's night was over. Gators coach Will Muschamp turned to that true freshman and ordered: "Get your helmet." That true freshman's response: "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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