Driskel injures knee.

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    Well, whoever is practicing this week better practice like it's his only chance for greatness, because a knee injury can not only last 2 weeks -- but can easily be reinjured.

    If I was Murphy, I'd take this chance very seriously.
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    You have to wonder how much this injury limited what the coaches tried to do with him in the second half.
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    Certainly could be why he didn't run when it looked like he should have.
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    Absolutely. It really took a lot away from us offensively when he got up gimping around. They may have tried it a couple more times throughout the game, but the staff obviously didn't feel comfortable utilizing it more than they did.

    That's who Driskel is. You take his ability to run away and he's not nearly as effective as when the defense has to respect his ability to hurt them with his legs. The read option also helps to open up the run game between the tackles. Most of his finest moments offensively at UF have been when he's been able to get out on the perimeter and use that speed of his to bust big runs.

    However, it's inevitable that he's going to get dinged up periodically. And Pease has to be a bit more creative in thinking up ways to manufacture some offense when that element is taken away from UF.
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    If Jeff isn't going to be a runner, then honestly is he even a Top 8 QB in the SEC? And if he isn't then should we give someone else a shot while he heals up for LSU (where we'll need everything and then some).
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    Jeff is still by far our best option at QB.
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    I think people need to grasp hold of the fact that Driskel is as good as it gets at quarterback for Florida. There is no other realistic option for this offense. Starting anybody else at the position would be an absolute catastrophe in SEC play.
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    and he is 1000x better than Brantley.
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    The oline seems to be injured / banged up all the time -- what's the deal with uf's s&c coach?
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    This is absolutely correct and it will be next year.

    That's why it comes down to coaching. We are going to run this offense with this QB and I don't expect it to change dramatically because frankly I don't believe JD/OLine/Receivers are capable of much more.

    The coaches must get JD to stop making bad decisions regarding holding the ball and throwing into coverage, they need to get the O to cut down on killer penalties, they need to stop the turnovers.

    In other words, I don't give a crap what offense we run, just let it be well coached and ride the Defense's tailcoat. There is no other choice.

    I would love to see Taylor get some carries because I think he could be explosive, but you know what, not at the expense of blowing protection or fumbling the ball. Now, if we are going to continue to fail to protect JD and if our other backs are going to constantly fumble, let's give it to him now.
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    The people who evaluated and later supervised them in the first place.
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    Yea
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    Agreed

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