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Antonya English

Will Muschamp would like one QB to emerge for Gators

12

October

Florida freshmen Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel are sharing practice time this week as the Gators prepare to play at Auburn on Saturday night, but coach Will Muschamp said an ideal situation would be for one to emerge as the clear starter in John Brantley's absence.

Driskel was the backup until an ankle injury against Alabama sidelined him last week against LSU. Brissett earned his first start last week, and now the two are in effect competing for the job.

"I'd love for one of them to step forward and be the guy," Muschamp said. "From an experience standpoint, from a knowledge of the system standpoint they're so similar. Their skill set is so similar so it's not like we're having to drastically change what we do when one young man is in the other game opposed to another. That's what we're trying to work through and again I'd love for one of them to step up and play really well and go from there.''

For now, Muschamp said the two will get equal reps in practicce and a decision will be made on who will start at Auburn near the end of the week. How it goes from that point on will depend on Brantley's status and how the Brissett and Driskel perform in practice.

"We will manage that as we roll through this season and I couldn't think of anybody's better hands to be in than Charlie Weis,'' Muschamp said. "He knows the quarterback position very well, the temperament of the position, what it takes to be successful at the position.
We're in good hands.''

Weis agreed, saying both have the potential to be great quarterbacks for the Gators.

"I like both these guys,'' Weis said. "I like them a lot.''

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:44pm]

    

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