JEFF DRISKEL NEWS

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
13 hours ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators hoping to maintain spring momentum as summer approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The first phase of Florida's turnaround project is complete. The Gators closed spring camp Saturday with a 23-23 tie in the annual Orange & Blue Debut. The spring game concluded a busy stretch since the end of last season's 4-8 campaign. Florida coach Will Muschamp brought in three new assistant coaches, UF signed another top-10 recruiting class,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

QBs, new offense take spotlight for Gators spring debut

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A spring game with a new offensive coordinator is inevitably going to be about the quarterbacks. Welcome to the 2014 Orange & Blue Debut. Florida's new-look, up-tempo, spread offense was unveiled Saturday before a crowd of 35,834 at “The Swamp,” with the spotlight on the return of quarterback Jeff Driskel and the passing game installed over the last...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

QBs, new offense take spotlight for Gators spring debut

Florida's new-look, up-tempo, spread offense was unveiled Saturday,  with the spotlight on the return of quarterback Jeff Driskel and the passing game installed over the last month by Kurt Roper, whose explosive, up-and-down-the-field offense at Duke got him a phone call and job offer from UF coach Will Muschamp last December.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Jeff Driskel helps Gators open up spring game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Driskel wore tan flip flops and blue basketball shorts following Florida's spring game. His calm demeanor contrasted with the frenzied offense that the Gators unveiled on Saturday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Driskel finished 18 of 32 for 167 yards with a 31-yard touchdown to Demarcus Robinson for his first game action since suffering a broken leg...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Jeff Driskel helps Gators open up spring game

Jeff Driskel wore tan flip flops and blue basketball shorts following Florida's spring game. His calm demeanor contrasted with the frenzied offense that the Gators unveiled on Saturday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Driskel helps unveil new Florida offense

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jeff Driskel wore tan flip flops and blue basketball shorts following Florida's spring game. His calm demeanor contrasted with the frenzied offense that the Gators unveiled on Saturday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Driskel ready to show past is behind him in Gators spring game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The scenes of UF quarterback Jeff Driskel's college career have played out something like this: Scene 1 -- Wide-eyed freshman tossed into the fire against No. 1 Alabama, hurts his ankle and fades away. Scene 2 -- Wins a tightly contested quarterback battle and leads Gators to an 11-win season and Sugar Bowl berth. Scene 3 -- Commits three turnovers at Miami...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Driskel hoping to restore confidence

Last season couldn’t have gone worse for Jeff Driskel. The Florida quarterback had three key turnovers in a loss at Miami during the second week of the season, and during Florida’s next game against Tennessee, Driskel broke his leg and was lost for the season. He’s aiming to restore the Florida fanbase’s faith in him, starting with Saturday’s spring game.
Via florida.scout.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp pleased with progress Gators have made this spring

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators held their 12th practice of camp Tuesday and have two more scheduled this week before Saturday's Orange & Blue Debut gives fans a final glimpse of the team this spring. Four months after the end of the program's first losing season in 34 years, the anticipation is high among fans and media to see what the new-look Gators look like. Fourth...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roper impressed with Driskel’s ability

Kurt Roper wanted to coach Jeff Driskel at Duke. The former Blue Devils offensive coordinator was one of a long list of coaches that made an early run at Driskel during his days at Hagerty High School. Now in spring practices as the first-year offensive coordinator at Florida, Roper is impressed with his first week as Driskel’s coach.
Via florida.scout.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Driskel knocking off the rust

The first four days after practice have brought high and low moments for quarterback Jeff Driskel. Coming back from a broken leg he suffered in Florida’s third game of the 2013 season, the start of spring practice was pushed back a week to make sure the redshirt junior quarterback was ready. He’s fighting some mechanical issues but feels healthy so far.
Via florida.scout.com
25 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp optimistic about turnaround of Gators offense

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With the start of spring practice a week away, Florida's offense is like an unopened book on the shelf waiting to be explored. Quarterback Jeff Driskel is coming off major leg surgery, the offensive line has a revamped look, a search for playmakers is about to launch, and first-year offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is now calling the shots. Beyond the changes...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Jeff Driskel, Mark Richt and Jeremy Pruitt, Gus Malzahn, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. What your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Don't call it a comeback.Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel discusses his rehab from a leg injury that ended his 2013 season. (ESPN)Sudden Impact. Georgia head coach Mark Richt discusses the impact new Bulldog defense coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has had on recruiting. (al.com)Dishing it out...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Recruiting: Quarterback Treon Harris Flips from Florida State

Florida pulled off one of the biggest gets of National Signing Day, flipping quarterback Treon Harris from Florida State to the Gators. Once hired as Florida’s new offensive coordinator, Kurt Roper made Harris one of his top targets. Despite being committed to FSU, Harris was open to listening to what Roper had to offer. The quarterback seems to fit well into the offense Roper...
Via The Bull Gator
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to know Florida Gators linebacker Matt Rolin

Matt Rolin will be a redshirt freshman linebacker for the Florida Gators next season, and has agreed to take the time to do an exclusive interview with Sports Glory. He missed this past season due to a torn ACL, but is ready to get going with the team next year. We hope that you enjoy this interview, and comments are always appreciated! Q. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview...
Via Sports-Glory
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida QB Jeff Driskel discusses hiring of new Gator OC Kurt Roper, rehab from leg injury.

Jeff Driskel at Florida 2013 Media Day. Via Orlando Sentinel.A lot has happened at Florida since quarterback Jeff Driskel was sidelined after suffering a broken leg during the Gators' win over Tennessee on Sept. 21 of last year. Most notable for Driskel is the firing of former Gator offensive coordinator Brent Pease, and the hiring of Duke OC and QB coach Kurt Roper to replace...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Driskel expected healthy for spring

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is expected to be healthy and able to practice when the Gators hit the field for spring practice in March. Florida coach Will Muschamp went through a laundry list of injuries on Monday afternoon, but the redshirt junior quarterback’s name was missing. He continues to show progress in rehab and will be quarterbacking the Gators when practice starts.
Via florida.scout.com
January 13, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Four-star wideout flips from FSU

(Photo Credit: Chris Hays/Orlando Sentinel) With the offseason underway, recruiting is in full swing, and the Florida Gators football team wasted no time adding to its 2014 class. Florida received a commitment last Monday from four-star wide receiver Ryan Sousa (Orlando.Fla./Lake Nona), who had been committed to rival Florida State since June. Sousa’s decision to switch was initially...
Via isportsweb.com
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Muschamp on the hot seat?

It’s a term no head coach ever wants to have their name associated with, but with Saturday’s loss to rival Georgia, Florida head coach Will Muschamp is officially on the “hot seat.” Saturday’s game, Muschamp’s third straight loss to the Bulldogs, helped serve as a microcosm of his entire tenure as head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The game was full of penalties...
Via isportsweb.com
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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