JEFF DRISKEL NEWS

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
6 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Teams with Losing Records in 2013 That Will Go Bowling in 2014

Every season, a handful of teams with losing records turn things around the following year. Here’s a list of five teams who will accomplish that feat in 2014. 5. Wyoming Cowboys 2013 Record: 5-7 Projected 2014 Record: 7-5 New head coach Craig Bowl will shape up Wyoming’s defense this fall. (Photo credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) The Cowboys could move the ball against...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Teams with Losing Records in 2013 That Will Go Bowling in 2014

Every season, a handful of teams with losing records turn things around the following year. Here’s a list of five teams who will accomplish that feat in 2014. 5. Wyoming Cowboys 2013 Record: 5-7 Projected 2014 Record: 7-5 New head coach Craig Bowl will shape up Wyoming’s defense this fall. (Photo credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) The Cowboys could move the ball against...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  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 Kansas City
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New faces at QB among changes for SEC in 2014

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. The league opens its annual media days -- four days instead of three now -- on Monday in Hoover, Alabama with radical change in the college athletic model appearing imminent and the SEC Network soon to take the airwaves. Football will also be on the agenda, of course; Florida State ended the SEC's seven-year...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions still loom for Muschamp as SEC Media Days starts tomorrow

With the 2014 college football season fast approaching, the annual SEC Media Days starts tomorrow in Hoover, Alabama and Florida will send 2 fresh faces this year along with veteran QB Jeff Driskel. Sophomore defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III and junior … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
17 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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

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
April 12, 2014  |  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
April 12, 2014  |  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
April 10, 2014  |  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
April 09, 2014  |  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
March 26, 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 QB Jeff Driskel Enjoyed Spring Break With Tarin Moses

You probably remember that we’ve always been big supporters of Florida QB Jeff Driskel and his girlfriend Tarin Moses. While Webb/McCarron and Duke/Bortles…
Via Busted Coverage
March 13, 2014  |  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

Muschamp sees UF quarterback Jeff Driskel thriving in shotgun formation for Gators

A shotgun wedding rarely ends well. But UF coach Will Muschamp is counting on quarterback Jeff Driskel and Kurt Roper's up-tempo scheme to form a perfect union a season after the Gators' offense finished last in the SEC in 2013. Roper will place Driskel in the shotgun formation and highlight the dual-threat abilities that made him the nation's No. 1 quarterback recruit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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