Gators Offensive Coordinator Pleased With QB Jeff Driskel's Development

As Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel continues to develop as the team's starter, offensive coordinator Brent Pease said he can point to a couple of plays that show signs of progress for the sophomore.

In an interview with Robbie Andreau of GatorSports.com, Pease noted one play in particular that stood out to him in Florida's 20-17 comeback win over the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday,

"One of the reads, he hits the big pass to Omarius (Hines that led to the winning touchdown)," Pease said Tuesday. "So right then I'm like, OK, the kid's growing up."

The 39-yard completion led to the eventual game winning touchdown by Mike Gillislee two plays later. Driskel also had a big 21-yard run on the final drive of the game that let the Gators run out the clock for the victory.

While there are things to improve on, Pease said he was pleased that Driskel left College Station a better quarterback than he entered, especially when it came to him using his feet more often:

"There's definitely still some things he has to work on, that anybody would have to. Getting rid of the ball. Sometimes he was trying to make too much happen throwing the ball when he just needed to use his feet. Once he started doing that he broke the defense down a little bit and made some plays for us and kept drives alive."

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