Some thoughts on Florida's open practice on Saturday, in no particular order:
- I have gone back and forth on who I think will be the best quarterback for Florida this fall, usually thinking Jacoby Brissett's slightly better 2011 gave me the evidence I needed to believe that he should be the starter. But what I saw from Jeff Driskel today was evidence that he can be a great quarterback: He hummed the ball into small holes in a net apparatus in 15-yard passing drills, looked far more comfortable in the pocket than the skittish freshman we saw last year, and acquitted himself nicely with deep throws. The caveat, of course, is that it was just practice, and that Brissett didn't look that much worse. I don't think Florida's in bad hands with either, but Driskel had the better practice Saturday.
- While both of those QBs were good, though, I have no faith in anyone below them on the depth chart. Tyler Murphy is a serviceable third-stringer at Florida, but he really deserves to head somewhere else and start; Skyler Mornhinweg and Jacob Guy are nowhere near good enough to be even third-stringers, and Guy in particular needs a ton of work on his mechanics. Having and keeping Driskel and Brissett, as I think Florida will do through 2012 at least, is going to be important, because the dude who "loses" the race is going to be one snap from playing at all times.
Did you make it out to The Swamp for the open practice? What'd you see?