Jeff Driskel will see speed, pressure against LSU

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Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is going to have to shorten the clock in his head when going against the LSU defensive line on Saturday. The Gators haven't seen speed like this yet.

Florida sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel isn't going to have a lot of time to get rid of the football when the Gators take on the No. 4 LSU Tigers on Saturday. As successful as Driskel has been this season, he hasn't seen a defensive unit quite like the Tigers'.

LSU has more speed on defense than Bowling Green, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Kentucky. According to the Gainsville Sun, Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease said Driskel is going to have to show a higher level of awareness against the Tigers and have a shorter clock in his head when determining whether to throw from the pocket or scramble.

Pease even said the element of throwing on the run, which Driskel has done well, might be taken away or limited due to how talented the LSU defensive line is.

"He's gonna have to make a decision (faster)," Pease said. "Once he gets out of that pocket, people are either open or they're not. So he's gonna have to go and make plays with his feet (at that point), because I don't think he's gonna be able to move and then start to locate people from there."

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