Apr 12, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) during the first half of the spring game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Spring Game 2014: Jeff Driskel returns to the field under new offense

The 2013 college football season was a miserable one for the Florida Gators as they finished 4-8 overall on the season, including a loss to FCS Georgia Southern. Part of the reason the Gators struggled so mightily throughout the season was due to the absence of starting QB Jeff Driskel who went down with a broken leg.

While Driskel does have flaws of his own, he may have been able to make a difference in a couple of those losses last season, and he returned to the field on Saturday in The Swamp as the Gators played their annual spring game, debuting the new Kurt Roper offense.

Florida hired Roper away from Duke last December to fix an offense that has consistently been stagnant in recent years, and in the spring game, it looked a little better under his direction, or about as good as you would imagine in a scrimmage situation.

In leading this new offensive charge, Driskel finished the afternoon 18-of-32 for 167 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown strike to Demarcus Robinson. He took all of the snaps out of the shotgun, spread the ball around to eight different receivers and moved around rather well in the pocket.

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