GAINESVILLE -- Although Jeff Driskel did not play his best game against LSU on Saturday, offensive coordinator Brent Pease said he’s not worried.
Driskel completed 8 of 12 passes for 61 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, but he took five sacks and struggled to get rid of the ball on time. Through five games, Florida is ranked last in the SEC in passing offense and last in sacks allowed.
“He’s still five games into it and he just needs to continue to play football and execute what we’re trying to execute,” Pease said, , adding that the coaching staff needs to continue to keep things simple so Driskel and the offense can execute at a high level.
Florida has run the ball on nearly 65 percent of its snaps this season, but Pease admitted there will be a time when Driskel will be asked to carry the offense with his arm.
“There’s probably going to be a game where he has to air it out. I don’t know when, we’ll see,” Pease said. “But the thing that we still want to strive for is that we have balance in what we’re doing and everybody is still being productive.”
Dealing with Rodgers
Florida is preparing to deal with elusive Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.
Mobile quarterbacks have given the Gators trouble the past two years, and coach Will Muschamp said that pass-rush discipline will be key.