Florida will play both Jeff Driskel and Treon Harris at quarterback against Missouri, Will Muschamp said during his Monday press conference.
"Both will play this week. And we'll work through the week..." Muschamp said, hinting that there might yet be competition to come. "Right now, Jeff would probably start, but both will play."
Driskel has started every Florida game he's been fully healthy for since the Gators' second game of 2012, and the last time Florida started a backup quarterback over an established starter for performance reasons (Driskel and John Brantley both missed starts due to injury, as did Tyler Murphy in 2013) and outside of a sub package (Trey Burton started at QB for Florida in 2010 at Florida State) was in 2003, when Chris Leak started in place of Ingle Martin.
But after a three-turnover performance on Saturday that overshadowed his more than 250 yards of total offense, Driskel appears to be as close to starting a game on the pine as any Florida starter since Martin. Though Florida has been hesitant to use Harris, a true freshman who enrolled this summer, in its full offense, and Harris just missed a week of practice that might have helped him take the starting role from Driskel in the wake of a sexual battery complaint filed against him and later withdrawn, explicitly saying that he'll play — and only that Driskel will "probably" start — is likely a sign that Florida will be moving, at a minimum, to a two-quarterback system.