BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has asked to be released from his scholarship.READ MORE: 3 Million Pounds Of Dead Fish Cleaned Up Off Pinellas County In Red Tide Fish Kill
New Gators coach Jim McElwain said before Saturday’s Birmingham Bowl against East Carolina that the former starting quarterback has asked for the release.
McElwain, who was not coaching in the game, said the decision is up to Driskel, who came into the game late in the second quarter.
Says McElwain: “We all have choices, and we’re not going to hold him hostage.”READ MORE: ‘This Is Our Fight’: From Miami To Hialeah, Crowds Gather To Support Cuba
Freshman Treon Harris started the final six games. Driskel started 12 games in 2012 and the first three last season before a broken leg sidelined him.
He opened the season strong in the first two games but struggled in the next four. He was intercepted nine times and lost three fumbles before getting benched.
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