Driskel Talks About His Off Season Work

Hoover, AL---It's safe to say Will Muschamp is looking for big things from his junior quarterback Jeff Driskel this fall.

Simply bringing Driskel with him to Hoover is an indication coach Muschamp expects Driskel to be the "on-field" leader of that Gator offense.

Maturation is a big part of that equation. Even though he was a sophomore, last year was his first season as the starting qb. That certainly was a learning experience, and one that continued after the season!

"Yeah the first thing you've gotta do is self evaluate." Driskel told the assembled media in Hoover at the SEC Media Days this week. "So I went back and watched a lot of my own game tape from last year and I really focused on getting better at pass protection. And knowing when to get the ball out, or knowing when you have to take a sack. Or knowing when to throw the ball away. So myself and the lineman got together and watched a lot of film. And kind of got on the same page. When to make this call, when to check out of something. So I think we'll be a lot better and a lot more sound in protection this year."

Jeff will have the added advantage of taking all, or the majority of the first team snaps when fall practice begins in a couple of weeks, last year he shared them with Brissett, who's transferred out.

Florida opens the season at home August 31st against Toledo, then hits the road to renew it's rivalry with Miami September 7th.