Sunday, April 10, 2011

Was Brissett the real winner in Florida Spring Game?

Jacoby Brissett might have come out Florida’s spring game in better shape than any of the quarterbacks and he didn’t even suit up. Actually he is still in high school, but that wouldn’t stop anyone from believing he had better day than true freshman Jeff Driskell.

Driskell, the anointed next Tim Tebow until Charlie Weiss arrived, completed two of six passes for 13 yards and missed some open receivers. You can contribute those numbers to lack of experience, but did anyone feel he is ready to step in and take control of the offense?

Tyler Murphy, the Gators redshirt freshman and other backup quarterback, seemed more poised completing 7 of 11 passes for 68 yards with a touchdown and got picked off once. He has speed and athleticism and showed his arm might be stronger than a lot of people think.

Gators head coach Will Muschamp made it clear that John Brantley is the starter going into next season, but his numbers were a dismal 4 of 14 for 45 yards in one half of work.

In fairness to the quarterbacks, the Gators offensive line was missing a lot of parts and more running backs were out than played. However, if you’re Brissett your 0 for 0 passing stats for 0 yards looks a lot better than any of the three quarterbacks you will be battling in fall practice.

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