Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced that both Jeff Driskel and Treon Harris will split time at quarterback for their contest against Missouri this Saturday.
“They both will play this week and we’ll see how things go,” Muschamp stated. “Right now Jeff will probably start, but they’re both going to play.”
After being accused of sexual battery, Harris’ accuser dropped the charges, allowing the true freshman to be reinstated to the team. He sat out last week against LSU, but that was because he hadn’t practiced since there were charges in place. The charges were dropped prior to kickoff, but head coach Will Muschamp kept him on the sidelines.
Florida’s quarterback play has been shaky so far this season and Muschamp is in dire need of some consistency.
Driskel struggled in the Gators’ 30-27 loss to LSU and this may be Harris’ tryout to seize control of the position for good. Driskel has accounted for eight turnovers in his last eleven quarters….Not a recipe for success by any means.
However, he is supporting Muschamp’s decision.
“Treon and I are both going to work hard this week,” stated Driskel. “We’re both going to work for each other, and we’re both going to hope that other person does well when they’re in. Obviously that’s something that we think that can help the team, so if it’s going to help the team, I’m all for it.”
Before facing suspension, Harris was the lone bright spot in the 10-9 win against Tennessee. He drove the Gators down the field for their only two scoring drives of the game.
Skeptics around the country believe Muschamp is fighting for his job and with the emergence of Dan Mullen and the job he’s done with Mississippi State, time may have already run out.
Florida (3-2, 2-2) will look to rebound from their disappointing loss to LSU this Saturday against Missouri (4-2, 1-1). You can catch the broadcast at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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