GAINESVILLE, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – Fresh off a second straight stomping at the hands of an SEC West foe, the University of Florida will try to right the ship against Auburn. But they’ll do so without their starting quarterback.
Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced Monday that John Brantley would miss his second straight game.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
Freshman Jacoby Brissett, a native of South Florida, started in Brantley’s place against LSU because fellow freshman Jeff Driskel was dealing with a sprained ankle.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
Brissett completed eight of 14 passes for 94 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against LSU’s ferocious defense.
Muschamp said Brissett will take first team snaps this week, but Driskel could also get back into the quarterback rotation.MORE NEWS: Parkland Parent Max Schachter Donates $25,000 To Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra To ‘Keep Alex's Memory Alive’
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