Well Gator fans, its time to let Treon Harris out his cage! One week after being accused of sexual battery, true freshman quarterback Treon Harris will get to share snaps with teammate Jeff Driskel, as the Gators plan to use both quarterbacks against this weeks homecoming game against the Missouri Tigers.
“They both will play this week and we’ll see how things go,” Muschamp said. “Right now Jeff will probably start, but they’re both going to play.”
Driskel has struggled bad so far this season, turning the ball over eight times in the last 11 quarters. After throwing an interception during the Tennessee game, Harris replaced Driskel and led the Gators to a 10-9 win in Knoxville.
Just hours later when the Gators returned to Gainesville, the team went out downtown and Harris was accused of sexual battery and was suspended by the University. The girl who filed the complaint dropped the charges last Friday but Harris did not participate in the heartbreaking 30-27 loss against LSU.
Driskel said to the media that he was told about the decision late Monday.
“Treon and I are both going to work hard this week,” he said. “We’re both going to work for each other, and we’re both going to hope that other person does well when they’re in.
“Obviously that’s something that we think that can help the team, so if it’s going to help the team, I’m all for it.”
In 5 games, Florida totaled for 1,043 passing yards and just eight touchdowns, which ranks almost the worst in SEC play. Driskel’s low numbers, 175 passing yards per game and 55 percent completed passes, makes him one of the lowest rated starters in the league.
“I want to play better,” he said. “Whatever comes after that, whatever happens, happens. That’s not my call to make. I want to play better and give our team the best chance to win.”