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Ball security among top priority for Gators



Florida is ranked No. 2 in the nation in fewest turnovers, with four through seven games.

Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said a major reason for that is the Gators' place top priority on ball security in practice.

Sophomore QB Jeff Driskel has had just one interception this season, and Pease said Driskel's ability to avoid costly mistakes and excel in the red zone, has been impressive because he hasn't been a starter very long. 

"That's something that he's grown with,'' Pease said. "I think that as you get into the red zone, at least from my standpoint, you want to be aggressive, but you've got to develop a trust. I think he's gaining that. I'm trusting him. You want to call routs where guys can stretch the field and can make explosive plays for touchdowns. He did that the other day. You saw the one pass to Omarius, we got it called back but that's a great throw and great protection. He's growing with that and kind of developing that. He is getting better at it, but he's getting comfortable to and understanding those things. He's got to develop the confidence also and understand the makeup of the game of how handle those things in case they're not there."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:09pm]


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