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Jeff Driskel | Quarterback

Team: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 237

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Through the first two games of the season, Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel is averaging 12.5 YPA.
Florida transfer product Driskel entered the 2015 campaign having never averaged more than 7.82 YPA in any one season, but he's blown away that mark in his first two games steering the Bulldog ship. In battles with Southern and Western Kentucky, he's completed 40-of-63 passes for 631 yards and a 6/1 TD/INT ratio. Next week's date with Kansas State should serve as a nice measuring stick for the 6-foot-4, 237-pound former Gator. The early returns are certainly encouraging. Sep 11 - 6:56 PM

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Louisiana Tech graduate transfer QB Jeff Driskel completed 28 of 48 attempts for 357 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the school's 41-38 loss to Western Kentucky.

Driskel added another 55 yards and a score on the ground. The former Florida quarterback never posted consistent play for the Gators. We've now seen two solid outings for Driskel with his new team. Louisiana Tech faces Kansas State next.
Sep 11 - 8:57 AM

According to Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz, the "toxic" Florida program turned graduate QB Jeff Driskel into a "scapegoat."

Shots fired! Take a stroll down memory lane with us for some context, reader. In 2012, Driskel led the Gators to a 11-2 record and the Sugar Bowl in Will Muschamp‘s second season. Everything crated from there, with an injury knocking out most of Driskel's 2013 and offensive ineptitude from all parties (including Driskel) in 2014. "I think down at Florida, it got very toxic for him. He became the scapegoat," Holtz said. "He became the guy that was tied to losing at Florida as a fan base that does not take very well to losing. It really became a negative situation, which is unfortunate because he’s such a great Christian young man with such great values who is a leader." Only Driskel's 2015 will prove Holtz right or wrong. He's off to a good start: Driskel completed 12-of 15 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns in the opener against Southern. He'll be in a shootout Thursday night against Western Kentucky.
Sep 10 - 4:24 PM

Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz named graduate QB Jeff Driskel starter.

Well, this should be fun. "After spring practice we went through all the numbers and we met with all the players and all the quarterbacks on where they ranked and where they were," Holtz said. "Just looking at the numbers from the whole body of work through spring practice, I felt Jeff Driskel gave us the best opportunity as a quarterback. That’s when we looked at him and said he’ll be the starter." Driskel beat out Ryan Higgins to replace Cody Sokol. Driskel went 11-2 with Florida in 2012, but his career has taken a sharp downward trajectory since. He's been one of the worst Power 5 signal-callers in the country over the past few years, but he does have the talent to turn things around.
Jul 22 - 8:51 PM

Florida QB Jeff Driskel is transferring to Louisiana Tech, according to JC Shurburtt.

The report states Driskel had a list of possible graduate destinations and informed everyone on the list that Louisiana Tech is his choice. The Skip Holtz coached Bulldogs finished 9-5 this season and were looking to replace their starting quarterback after he graduated. Driskel has likely been told he is in line to start, but his play might say otherwise.
Source: 247 Sports
Jan 5 - 9:34 AM

Florida HC Jim McElwain told reporters senior QB Jeff Driskel is free to transfer to another program.

Driskel will almost certainly join another program as a starter, but he is not a good quarterback. The truth is there are far more bad quarterbacks than good quarterbacks. Duke has previously been mentioned as a potential landing spot, however, expect Driskel to have a long list of possible graduate destinations.
Jan 3 - 11:36 AM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel is exploring a possible graduate transfer to Duke, according to Laura Keeley.

Driskel is considering multiple schools, so it is not as if Duke is the only option. He would be able to play immediately. After two poor seasons, Driskel has lost more and more playing time and most recently was overtaken by Treon Harris. Driskel's previous competition, Jacoby Brissett, transferred to NC State a few offseasons ago. Duke's current starter, Anthony Boone, is set to graduate.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Orlando Sentinel's Edgar Thompson notes that Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel has adjusted to a new role in Florida's Wildcat formation.

After starting 21 games at Florida, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound Driskel was ready for a breakout season in 2014. Before Coach Muschamp benched the Gators prospect, Driskel had 12 turnovers in his final four games as starter, and then had a four turnover performance against Missouri, in their 42-13 loss. In Florida's recent 34-10 win over Vanderbilt, Driskel rushed five times as the QB in the Wildcat, while scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run on 4th-and-goal.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 02:40:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel "from a pro perspective just looks lost."

"When you look at him from a pro perspective, he just looks lost. He looks like he doesn't have a grasp of their offensive system, which was supposed to be tailored to better suit what he does," Pauline wrote. In the Florida prospect's last outing he went 7-for-19 with 50 yards passing, with two interceptions in a 42-13 loss to Missouri. Pauline notes that Driskel's "accuracy is awful," but "the physical ability is there, but he shows nothing in the way of having the natural ability to play quarterback."
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel went 14-for-25 with 183 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 30-27 loss to LSU on Saturday.

He added 71 rushing yards and a score on 21 carries (his teammates combined for only 52 rushing yards, 35 of them coming on an Andre Debose scamper). We'd love to perceive Driskel as a salvageable prospect in a bad situation, but the truth of the matter is that he'd have been replaced long ago were it not for his pedigree. He was the No. 1 QB in the 2011 class, which included Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Brett Hundley, amongst others.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel has "exhibited almost no feel for playing the position," according to an NFC player personnel director.

"(Driskel) looks the part, but he's exhibited almost no feel for playing the position," the director said. "I've been very patiently waiting to be impressed, but ..." Because backup Treon Harris is suspended indefinitely, Driskel, incredibly, remains unchallenged for the starting spot. Doesn't sound like the NFL is enthusiastic about Driskel's chances of taking advantage of his remaining collegiate snaps.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:17:00 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel "struggles stringing together completions of any kind," according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.

The No. 1 quarterback of the 2011 class -- which included Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Brett Hundley, among others -- is at an all-time low after going 11-for-23 for 59 yards and three interceptions in Saturday's 10-9 win over Tennessee. Gators' coach Will Muschamp yanked Driskel with a 9-0 deficit and put in Treon Harris in the fourth quarter. Harris, of course, led the Gators to the win, but was then suspended indefinitely after being accused of sexual assault. Driskel remains the starter.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 09:02:00 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel "has the necessary physical skills to play in the NFL but the intangibles and signal caller intelligence are lacking," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Driskel went 11-for-23 for 59 yards and three interceptions in Saturday's 10-9 win over Tennessee, one of the worst performances you'll ever see. "Driskel was the number one rated high school quarterback prospect out of high school and displayed next level skill early in his Gator career but its been all downhill since his injury last season," Pauline wrote. "The most recent evidence was Saturday as Driskel could not move the Gators offense and was pulled from the game after completing under 50% of his passes, throwing three pick and getting sacked three times."
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 09:06:00 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel completed 11 of 23 attempts for 59 yards and three interceptions in the school's 10-9 win over Tennessee.

He has to go. Driskel did rush 30 yards, but he is terrible Will Muschamp might now be leaning in that direction after replacing Driskel with freshman Treon Harris, resulting in points on the scoreboard. Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy, both ex-Gators, are succeeding in their new homes.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Florida coach Will Muschamp remains committed to senior QB Jeff Driskel as starter.

Florida is coming off a bye, which Driskel used to wash the taste of the Alabama game (9-for-28 for 93 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 42-21 loss) out of his mouth. In that game, Muschamp interestingly decided not to play true freshman quarterback Treon Harris for even one snap. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder has an ugly 19/13 TD/INT ratio over his career. The NFL won't tolerate that carelessness, so it'd better get cleaned up post haste.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 06:12:00 PM