Playing both quarterbacks against Bowling Green serves two purposes for Gators
With a quarterback competition that has been so tight that neither Jacoby Brissett nor Jeff Driskel has emerged as a clear favorite, playing both in Florida season's opener against Bowling Green serves a dual purpose Gator offensive coordinator Brent Pease said today.
It will allow each to show what he can do in a live game, under pressure. And it will give each the benefit of being able to say he had every opportunit to win the job - fair and square.
Pease said he understands that the situation may be tough because he's been in it himself. But he's challenged both Brissett and Driskel to embrace the opportunity.
"That's one of my things I've explained to them,'' Pease said. "You can embrace it. You can hate it and not embrace the situation. I have been in their shoes. At times, I personally probably approached it wrong. Just living off my experience, I've tried to say whichever way we go with it, you get a fair shot. Make your production and make your statement when you get in there."
More from Pease on the QB situation and what to expect on Saturday.