Despite the heavy criticism that has been flung at both himself and Jeff Driskel, Will Muschamp is going to give him another shot against Tennessee.
If you are in the Treon Harris camp, you may pause to scream.
I know, I’ve defended Driskel in the past. Then came the Alabama game. Driskel’s performance suggested that at the very least, Treon Harris deserves a fair shot to win the job. But at least for this week, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. And that really makes me nervous.
Even more disturbing was the Gators247 article that said Treon Harris wasn’t getting any of the first team reps. That crosses the line between sounding bad and being bad. It’s one thing to keep quiet or lie about a certain player’s status to try to throw off the opposing team. While maybe not the most ethical thing to do, that’s football. That’s how it goes. But not giving Harris a single snap with the first team offense makes me believe that Muschamp is being honest- he’s really going to stick with Driskel despite his obvious inefficiencies and confidence issues.
I don’t think there’s any possible way to get around this, and I know we’re all thinking it, so I’m just going to put it out there: if Driskel fails, it’s going to cost Will Muschamp his job.
Last week, Neil Blackmon wrote this outstanding piece about how Muschamp has to turn to Treon Harris for the sake of the program. I very much enjoyed reading it, and agree wholeheartedly. Since Muschamp is not going to listen to NWB, myself, or the thousands of others who agree, he’s apparently made up his mind to rest his entire coaching career on the strong but very inaccurate arm of Jeff Driskel. Should Florida lose, even if Driskel doesn’t do horribly, it’s going to end Muschamp’s days at Florida. Whether or not he’s fired on the spot remains to be seen (and we all know what I think, so please don’t ask again- he should have been fired after losing at home to Vanderbilt last year), but it’s as close to a certainty as anything in the uncertain world of college football that he will not be back in 2015.