Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Florida QB Jeff Driskel discusses hiring of new Gator OC Kurt Roper, rehab from leg injury.

Jeff Driskel at Florida 2013 Media Day. Via Orlando Sentinel.

A lot has happened at Florida since quarterback Jeff Driskel was sidelined after suffering a broken leg during the Gators' win over Tennessee on Sept. 21 of last year. Most notable for Driskel is the firing of former Gator offensive coordinator Brent Pease, and the hiring of Duke OC and QB coach Kurt Roper to replace him.

Driskel shared his thoughts about the hiring of Roper with The Gainesville Sun recently.

“I watched the bowl game live,” Driskel said Tuesday. “They were scoring at will, left and right, throwing it deep, running it down their throats. They were coming at them from all angles.

“Then I had a chance to sit down and watch it again and it was even more impressive when it wasn’t live and I wasn’t talking to other people. It was pretty cool, pretty exciting.

“It’s kind of cool to watch the game and envision some of the things we might be doing.”

Driskel also gave an update on his recovery. 

“I’m almost 100-percent sure that I’ll be full go by spring,” he said. “When I had the surgery, they said (it was) about a five- or six-month process. March 25 will have been six months, and we start (spring practice) on the 18th or 19th.

“They say it’s a little bit ahead of schedule. I should be fine by then.”

Driskel will have to face a battle for his old starting job when spring practice begins. Florida head coach has already announced that there will be open competition for every starting position during spring practice.

No comments: