News:Jeff Driskel completed 16-of-29 passes for 175 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis: On Florida's first play from scrimmage, Jeff Driskel threw a pick-six, setting the tone in a game that was not as close as the 33-23 final score indicated. Still, after an 11-2 year, Driskel should be back under center next season for the Gators.
News:Jeff Driskel (ankle) is still dealing with some general soreness in his ankle but is expected to play in the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Louisville on January 2, USA Today reports.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel completed a successful first regular season as the Florida starter with 1,471 yards passing, 404 yards rushing and 14 total touchdowns.
News:Jeff Driskel completed 15-of-23 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown at Florida State on Saturday.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel finishes the 2012 regular season with 1,471 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions.
News:Jeff Driskel (ankle) will start against Florida State on Saturday, OnlyGators.com reports.
Analysis: An ankle injury cost Jeff Driskel one game, but Gators coach Will Muschamp confirmed that Driskel will be back under center against the Seminoles. Muschamp also said Driskel would be able to run the full compliment of plays, including designed quarterback runs.
News:Jeff Driskel (ankle) is expected to play against Florida State on Saturday, OnlyGators.com reports.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel's return should provide some stability to the Florida offense, but he's unlikely to be a fantasy option against the Seminoles.
News:Jeff Driskel (ankle) will miss Saturday's game against Jacksonville State, ESPN reports.
Analysis: As expected. Jacoby Brissett will start for Florida, though he probably doesn't have much fantasy utility in most cases. He's not as much of a runner as Jeff Driskel.
News:Jeff Driskel (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Jacksonville State, FloridaToday.com reports.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel's backup is Jacoby Brissett, who might be an option in SEC-only leagues against Jacksonville State. Expect Florida to mostly work on the ground, though.
News:Jeff Driskel (ankle) left Saturday's game against Louisiana-Lafayette in the third quarter and did not return. He finished the contest 13-of-16 for 98 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing 12 times for 76 yards.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Jeff Driskel's status heading into next weekend, as the Gators have what should be a cupcake matchup against Jacksonville State.
UF's Driskel Throws TD in Narrow Win Over Missouri
News:Jeff Driskel completed 12-of-23 passing for 106 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Florida avoided its second-straight loss with a 14-7 win over Missouri in Gainesville.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel's 52.2 percent completion rating against the Tigers on Saturday was his lowest of the season, but still left him with his ninth passing touchdown of the year. Expect the sophomore starter under center posts much better numbers next week against UL-Lafayette.
News:Jeff Driskel was 14-of-26 for 185 yards and two interceptions against Georgia on Saturday. He also lost one fumble.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel was sacked five times by the Bulldog defense and was unable to get the Gators in the end zone. He should find better success next weekend against Mizzou.
News:Jeff Driskel was 11-of-16 for 93 yards and four touchdowns against South Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis: While the yardage total was pedestrian, and Jeff Driskel was unable to rush the ball, he was extremely efficient throwing the pigskin in the red zone. Next week's opponent, Georgia, is 50th in the nation in points allowed, and Driskel should have more success.
News:Jeff Driskel remains confident in the Florida passing game despite throwing for just 138 yards over the past two contests, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel did salvage some fantasy value with 177 rushing yards and three touchdowns against Vanderbilt last week.
News:Jeff Driskel was 11-of-20 for just 77 yards at Vandy on Saturday, but rushed 11 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns.
Analysis: The dual-threat quarterback ran roughshod over the Commodores on Saturday. He will face a stiff test next week against South Carolina, though.
News:Jeff Driskel completed 8-of-12 passes for 61 yards against LSU on Saturday.
Analysis: The Gators ran the ball 58 times against the vaunted Tiger defense, so Jeff Driskel's impact on the game was minimal. Expect a much better performance next week at Vandy.
News:Jeff Driskel completed 18-of-27 passes for 203 yards, one touchdown and one interception against Kentucky on Saturday, while also rushing eight times for 35 yards and another score.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel once again proved efficient in leading the Gator attack. He has now completed an impressive 69.6-percent of his passes on the year.
News:Jeff Driskel completed 14-of-20 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns at Tennessee on Saturday, while also rushing eight times for 81 yards.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel had by far the most impressive performance of his Florida career, constantly eluding potential sacks and either running for the first down or finding an open teammate. He could be a sneaky start next week against Kentucky.
News:Jeff Driskel completed 13-of-16 passes for 162 yards at Texas A&M on Saturday.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel was accurate for the Gators, but did not find the end zone. His fantasy value appears limited at this time.
News:Jeff Driskel will start against Texas A&M on Saturday, OnlyGators.com reports.
Analysis:Jeff Driskel has some dual-threat skill and is a former top recruit, but the Florida passing game has looked atrocious since Tim Tebow landed in Denver. Driskel is no more than a speculative add in SEC leagues for the time being.
News:Jeff Driskel saw the majority of snaps at quarterback in Saturday's 27-14 victory over Bowling Green, completing 10-of-16 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing three times for 24 yards.
Analysis: With Jacoby Brissett completing just 3-of-5 passes for 31 yards, it appears that Jeff Driskel has at least earned himself the start for next week's game at Texas A&M.
News: According to coach Will Muschamp, both Jeff Driskel and fellow quarterback Jacoby Brissett will play early in the season opener at Bowling Green, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Analysis: "They both deserve the right to play," Muschamp said. "They've earned that, and they both deserve the right to start. They both have had really good camps. I think as we work into competition on game day, we'll see if there is some separation." From a fantasy perspective, this is obviously not good news. Monitor the Bowling Green game to see who, if anybody, takes control.
UF's Muschamp Will Not Name Starter at QB Until Game Week
News: Head coach Will Muschamp says he will not name a starter at quarterback for the University of Florida until the first week of the season, The Gainsville Sun reports.
Analysis: Asked if he has any leanings on whether Jeff Driskel or Jacoby Briskett will be his starter when UF hosts Bowling Green to open its 2012 season, Muschamp responded, "I don't know. I'll make a decision. I'm sitting on some things right now. We still have some time now." Muschamp continued. "I'd probably take [the decision] into the next week. We'll see what happens. I'm no ready to comment on that. I thin we have a press conference Monday of game week. We'll see Monday [Aug. 27]."
News: Both Jeff Driskel and fellow quarterback Jacoby Brissett performed poorly in Saturday's open practice, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The sample sizes were small from last season. Jeff Driskel completed 47.1 percent of his passes for 148 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Meanwhile, Brissett completed 46.2 percent of his passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns and four INTs. This competition will likely come down to the wire.
News: Florida quarterback John Brantley has missed the last two weeks with an ankle injury, and head coach Will Muschamp is saying that the staff will evaluate is health to see if he is ready to return to action.
Analysis: The Gators could really use Brantley against Georgia if they hope to walk away with a win. The quarterback play of youngsters Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel has been less than inspiring.
News: In the loss to Auburn, Florida's do-it-all speedster, Chris Rainey, was only able to muster 63 yards from scrimmage on 18 touches as the quarterback play of Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel handcuffed the offense.
Analysis: When John Brantley returns from injury, Rainey should see a considerable spike in production which makes him worth holding on to.
News:Jacoby Brissett has been named the starter for Florida's game against Auburn this weekend, but offensive coordinator Charlie Weis expects Jeff Driskel to see some playing time too.
Analysis: Brissett seemed like logical choice as he did as well as anyone could against a nasty LSU defense. Brissett will find much more success against a suspect Auburn defense this weekend, but is still not worth a start.
News: Florida wide receiver Andre Debose has struck against the toughest defenses in the country this year and when he faces the 81st ranked pass defense of Auburn, he could make even more quick strikes.
Analysis: Debose will be getting passes from either Jacoby Brissett or Jeff Driskel, but that hasn't stopped him in the past. If you have Debose on your bench, you should go ahead and put him in your lineup.
News: Florida head coach Will Muschamp is keeping things pretty quiet regarding who will start for the Gators at quarterback this weekend. Jacoby Brissett started last week but now that Jeff Driskel is healthy, it is unclear as to who will get the nod.
Analysis: Regardless whether it is Brissett or Driskel, they are probably not a great start. If you have to choose, I would go with Brissett primarily with Driskel perhaps coming in as a runner.
News: Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel missed the LSU game with an ankle injury but showed no ill effects from the injury during practice as he is at full health.
Analysis: With Driskel at 100% we could see a platooning with Jacoby Brissett this weekend.
News: Florida freshman Jacoby Brissett will start at quarterback for Gators when they face LSU tonight. Jeff Driskel will not dress as he is hobbled with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Regardless of who starts they will have plenty of trouble moving the ball against the ferocious Tiger defense.
News: Florida has yet to name a starting quarterback for tonight's game at LSU. The reason appears to be assumed starter Jeff Driskel has apparently been dealing with a sprained ankle.
Analysis: The coaching staff has been talking in circles about the quarterback situation all week and now we know why. If Driskel can't go, freshman Jeff Brissett will get the start. Either way, the Gators will be facing the Tigers' stingy defense in Death Valley at night with an inexperience quarterback. Mack sure the Tigers D is in your lineup tonight.
News: Not only is this good advice at a zoo, but this weekend against LSU, no Florida player should have much offensive success.
Analysis: I don't care if you think Jeff Driskel is Tim Tebow 2.0, don't play anyone from Gainesville this weekend.
News: After having taken snaps last year in the Wildcat formation, it is likely that fullback Trey Burton could see some snaps against LSU now that John Brantley is out with an ankle sprain.
Analysis: Even if he does line up as a quarterback in the Wildcat, he is not worth a roster spot at fullback, flex, or tight end against the Tigers.
News: Against Alabama, Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel was thrust into action and performed as expected. However, head coach Will Muschamp says, "Jeff is going to be a good football player. He's a guy who is going to continue to progress and do positive things for the Gators... He's a guy I'm excited about his future as we move forward."
Analysis: With the injury to John Brantley the future is now for young Driskel, and what a way to start it out with a game against the nation's nastiest defense in LSU.
News: It has been reported that Florida quarterback John Brantley suffered a high ankle sprain against Alabama and is expected to sit against LSU.
Analysis: Welcome to the SEC Jeff Driskel. Enjoy your stay.
News: Florida quarterback John Brantley had to be helped off the field against Alabama after injuring his knee. Brantley will not be able to return which has led to Jeff Driskel coming in to play.
Analysis: The fact that Brantley is not coming back in such a pivotal game is not a good sign. Now we wait to see how Driskel handles his baptism by fire.
News: After suffering a back injury earlier this offseason, Florida quarterback John Brantley is doing just fine. In fact, there is no playing time scripted for backup Jeff Driskel this weekend.
Analysis: Brantley seems to have really taken to Charlie Weis' new system, so it will be interesting to see how he progresses over last year.
News: Florida quarterback John Brantley missed practice this Saturday with a sore back that head coach Will Muschamp says is no big deal. Brantley's absence gave quality snaps to Jeff Driskel, Tyler Murphy, and Jacoby Brissett.
Analysis: No need to worry as they were just giving Brantley a breather.
News: One of the goals of the offseason for the Florida Gators was to determine who would backup John Brantley at quarterback. True freshman Jeff Driskel helped the cause by asserting himself and thus passed Tyler Murphy and Jacoby Brissett for the No. 2 spot.
Analysis: Driskel is a top option in a lot of keeper leagues and this just make his stock all that much higher.
News: Florida head coach Will Muschamp had nothing but good things to say about freshman quarterback Jeff Driskel saying "He's a very athletic, big quarterback that can really spin it. He's got great velocity on the ball. He's shown good leadership, good skills."
Analysis: If Driskel can't beat out John Brantley for the starting job, he will certainly be the one to beat next year.
News: One of the top priorities for new Florida offensive coordinator Charlies Weis will be developing quarterback John Brantley. "But if Brantley gets off to a slow start this fall as the Gators look to rebound from an 8-5 season, highly touted true freshman Jeff Driskel could see the field sooner rather than later," writes Mike Herndon of the Press-Register
Analysis: While Brantley is probably better suited to Weis' offense, there seems to be a lot of square pegs in round holes. Namely at running back where Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey provide plenty of speed but lack the power to push the pile in Weis' more conventional offense.