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Gators QB Controversy: Jeff Driskel Looks To Be In Lead

Sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel appears to be the frontrunner to be the opening day starter when the Florida Gators begin their 2012 college football campaign, according to Andy Hutchins author of Alligator Army, SB Nations Florida Gator blog.

Hutchins attended Florida's open practice and came away with some positive observations of Driskel:

He hummed the ball into small holes in a net apparatus in 15-yard passing drills, looked far more comfortable in the pocket than the skittish freshman we saw last year, and acquitted himself nicely with deep throws. The caveat, of course, is that it was just practice, and that Brissett didn't look that much worse. I don't think Florida's in bad hands with either, but Driskel had the better practice Saturday.

Driskel has been competing with fellow sophomore signal caller, Jacoby Brissett.

For more on Gators football, visit Florida blog Alligator Army, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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