Florida QB Driskel ok after shoulder injury
Published on Aug. 14, 2012, at 1:05 p.m. Eastern.
Updated Aug. 15, 2012, at 5:55 p.m. Eastern
By Brian Edwards
UPDATE: Florida has released the following statement concerning Jeff Driskel’s condition. “Jeff was at practice today and will be taking reps at practice Wednesday.” So basically, you can ignore the below about Driskel/Brissett QB battle. It’s still on.
The debate over who will be the starting quarterback for the 2012 Florida Gators may have ended Tuesday morning when sophomore Jeff Driskel sustained a significant injury to his non-throwing shoulder, according to Robbie Andreu of the Gainesville Sun.
Driskel and fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett were believed to be running about even in the competition to date. Both were forced into action as true freshmen last year when senior John Brantley was injured, and neither player performed well.
Brissett completed 18-of-39 throws in 2011 for 206 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for a pair of TDs. UF has been unable to get quality QB play since the departure of Tim Tebow.
In other SEC news, Arkansas head coach John L. Smith kept RB Knile Davis out of Saturday’s scrimmage but told the media that was planned for weeks beforehand. Smith indicated that the Razorbacks have a set schedule for working Davis back into contact drills. Davis was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2010 before sustaining a season-ending injury last ankle.
South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore rushed four times for 25 yards in Saturday’s scrimmage. It was his first contact work since suffering a torn ACL at Mississippi St. last season.
South Carolina freshman WR Shaq Roland had five receptions for 59 yards and one TD. Roland was the Palmetto State’s “Mr. Football” during his senior season of high school last year.