AUBURN, Ala. — Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Friday afternoon that freshman Jacoby Brissett will be the starting quarterback when the Gators play Auburn tonight.
Brissett got his first start, and his first collegiate experience, last week against No. 1 LSU because of injuries to senior John Brantley and freshman backup Jeff Driskel. He went 8-of-14 for 94 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Muschamp and offensive coordinator Charlie Weis had said Brissett and Driskel would practice this week and they would base their starting decision on which quarterback would give UF the best chance to win.
Weis said it was possible both could play tonight, regardless of who starts.