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Report: Jacoby Brissett to start at QB for Gators

Posted on: October 8, 2011 11:29 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

We already knew Florida was going to start a true freshman on the road today at LSU. But if multiple reports are to be believed, it won't even be the Gators' more experienced true freshman.

Via Florida RapidReporter Lyle Fitzsimmons, several sources (including an Orlando TV station and LSU beat writer Randy Rosetta) are reporting that Jeff Driskel's ankle sprain is more severe than initially feared and that Jacoby Brissett will get the start in Baton Rouge. Brissett has yet to attempt a pass in his Gator career.

The good news for Brissett is that he has the full support of his teammates, ample talent if his recruiting evaluations are to be believed, and an endorsement of those evaluations from none other than Charlie Weis, who said the only reason Brissett started the season on the third string was because he hadn't been able to enroll until over the summer.

But all the same, there's a reason Driskel won the backup job in practice and was the first (and only) quarterback off the bench when starter John Brantley went down with his high ankle sprain against Alabama. Talented as he may be, a true freshman third-stringer is a true freshman third-stringer.

So if the reports prove correct and Driskel is unable to go today, whatever slim hopes the Gator offense had of competing with the Tigers' ferocious defense may be extinguished entirely. Florida fans are about to have a very long wait until their team comes out for warmups and some kind of confirmation is offered.

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Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2011 3:25 pm

Report: Jacoby Brissett to start at QB for Gators

I'm a huge Florida fan, but 13 points.... Your very generous lol. A true freshman QB that has not played... yea we'll do good to score at all.

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2011 12:44 pm

Report: Jacoby Brissett to start at QB for Gators

It won't matter who starts for UF, LSU's D is too much for them, 45-13 Tigers.

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