It was speculated earlier this week that Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel could play in Saturday’s mega-matchup with rival Florida State, and head coach Will Muschamp confirmed as much late on Monday. Driskel will indeed play against the Seminoles but it’s not known to what extent he’ll be featured as the Gators battle for a shot at the SEC title and a possible shot at a National Championship.
“Jeff Driskel will play in the game,” Muschamp said. “What will be his percentage I don’t know right now. We will not practice him today but he will practice [Tuesday]. He probably could practice today but in talking with (trainer) Anthony Pass we felt like it would be best for him to have treatment today.”
Florida is likely going to need all the offensive fire power they can muster up, as the Seminoles of Florida State come in as the 10th ranked team in the BCS and statistically has one of the best defense in all of college football. Gators backup Jacoby Brissett started for the injured Driskel last week against Jacksonville State and was less than impressive against a subpar opponent.
To put things into perspective, Jacksonville State is a lowly FCS school and they held Brissett to 154 yards and no touchdowns. FLorida State is No. 10 in the country and has the fifth best passing defense averaging 164 yards allowed through the air per game.
If the Gators want a shot at an SEC title, and want to look competitive in their journey there then they’ll need Driskel back and then-some to get there.