Finally! The slide you all have been waiting for, unless you skipped through the others until you found this one—the battle for who will be the Gators starting quarterback!
I'm sorry to disappoint, but this is a battle that the coaches have been tight-lipped about. Muschamp has given little-to-no indication about which quarterback, if any, is leading the race.
While this is a two-man race we are obliged to mention the other players. Tyler Murphy, Skyler Mornhinweg and preferred walk-on Jacob Guy will all be working with the two's and the scout team.
As camp wears on, it appears more certain that we will see a two-quarterback system for at least a portion of the 2012 season. Neither quarterback has distanced himself from the other, and they both will struggle to do so because their skill set is so similar.
Jeff Driskel is a better runner than Jacoby Brissett, but Brissett can run too. Brissett is a little more advanced as a passer than Driskel, but Driskel can spin it too.
Gator fans should not envy the position Coach Muschamp and Coach Pease are in this offseason. Our best guess is that both quarterbacks will play in the first week and both will continue to play until one shows a better command of the team on the field in a game situation.
Unfortunately, unlike in past season, the Gators will have just one tune-up game this year before jumping into SEC play. After Bowling Green, the Gators will travel to Kyle field to welcome the Aggies to the SEC.
It is very possible that both quarterbacks will play in this game. Whether playing two quarterbacks will be an advantage or disadvantage remains to be seen.
Our prediction is that Driskel will get the first snap of the year, but both quarterbacks will play significant roles—at least early on in the season.
Let me know in the comments below who you think should or who you would like to see win these position battles.