GAINESVILLE (CBSMiami) – Anyone who watched the Florida Gators play last season knows that the biggest question coming into the 2012 season is who is the team’s quarterback. Unfortunately, the question still hasn’t been answered after fall camp.
Florida opens its season against a completely overmatched Bowling Green team on Saturday. But Bowling Green will have to prepare for both Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel because both are set to play for the Gators on Saturday.
Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said he’s not sure the two-quarterback system is sustainable past Saturday’s game against Bowling Green. The Gators travel next week to College Station to open SEC play against newcomer Texas A&M.
“It depends on how they play, I guess, and what they create,” Pease said.
Both Brissett and Driskel played at times last season and both were completely overmatched and couldn’t get any consistency going with the offense. This year, both are sophomores and have battled for the job since spring practice.
Gators head coach Will Muschamp said each quarterback will play a quarter in the first half against Bowling Green and then coaches will decide how to progress after halftime.
For Muschamp, he’s looking to re-build after a very tough season last year. He has a very solid returning defense, but the team will need either Brissett or Driskel to take a big step forwards if the Gators are to contend for the SEC East crown.
The SEC East is easily winnable for Florida, if they can get past the Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks. But first things first, they have to dispose of the Bowling Green Falcons.
Bowling Green and Florida are set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday and can be seen on ESPN.
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