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Florida's starter at QB may hinge on Jeff Driskel's ankle



If Jeff Driskel is unable to play today because of the ankle injury he suffered last week against Alabama, the Gators will rely on true freshman Jacoby Brissett - who has no collegiate experience - against the No. 1 team in the nation.

Florida will play No. 1 LSU in Baton Rouge today at 3:30 p.m., and just who Florida's starter at QB will be has not been announced.

Driskel has practiced with the ankle injury this week, but his health is a concern. Earlier this week, Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said if the Gators need Brissett, he has confidence in him. Weis said Brissett quite possibly could have been John Brantley's backup if he had been an early enrollee.

"Probably the only reason why Jacoby hasn’t been a factor at this point is only because he came here in the summer time,'' Weis said. "He had to play catch up over the other guys. Now where the other guys were here in the spring, I think that’s the only thing that kept Jacoby from being possibly the second guy in. I don’t know how it would have played out if he were here in the spring time with those other guys, but he wasn’t. He was still in high school.''

[Last modified: Saturday, October 8, 2011 10:56am]


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