Things just didn’t seem to go right for the Jeff Driskel as a member of the Florida Gators, but as we’ve seen many times before, players are granted second chances and Driskel is no different.
The former Florida starter transferred to Louisiana Tech this off season and Wednesday head coach Skip Holtz named him the team’s starter as the off-season slowly draws to a close.
“After spring practice we went through all the numbers and we met with all the players and all the quarterbacks on where they ranked and where they were,” Holtz said. “Just looking at the numbers from the whole body of work through spring practice, I felt Jeff Driskel gave us the best opportunity as a quarterback. That’s when we looked at him and said he’ll be the starter.”
Throughout the Spring and Summer, Driskel has been competing against Ryan Higgins, but Holtz believes Driskel is the better option to guide the program.
Following the hiring of Jim McElwain, Driskel was granted an unconditional release by the University of Florida and has since tried to refine himself as a graduate transfer.
Driskel is no stranger to beginning the season atop the depth chart as he led the Gators to an 11-2 record in 2012 while also starting the first three games in 2013 before suffering a season ending injury.
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