Jeff Driskel "will play" for Florida vs. Florida State, Will Muschamp says

Al Messerschmidt

Jeff Driskel won't practice on Monday, but could, and will play against the Seminoles, according to Will Muschamp.

Sophomore Jeff Driskel "will play" for Florida against Florida State on Saturday, Will Muschamp said in his weekly press conference on Monday.

Driskel, who injured his ankle during a tackle against Louisiana two weeks ago and did not play against Jacksonville State on Saturday, worked out on Sunday and "could practice" on Monday, Muschamp said, but will not, instead undergoing treatment. Driskel will practice on Tuesday and would likely start for the Gators on Saturday if he is healthy enough to handle first-team reps in practice on Wednesday.

Muschamp would not put a percentage on the chance that Driskel would start, and that will spur discussion about whether Florida would rotate quarterbacks against Florida State if Driskel is limited. Muschamp's Gators were forced to use Jacoby Brissett, who started in Driskel's place against Jacksonville State, in relief of the injured John Brantley against Florida State in 2011, and Urban Meyer rotated starter Trey Burton, Brantley, and Jordan Reed against FSU in 2010.

More famously, Steve Spurrier rotated Doug Johnson and Noah Brindise in Florida's 1997 win over Florida State, a 32-29 thriller in which four Gators threw passes. (You didn't think I wasn't going to bring that up, right?)

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