Last week, Will Muschamp announced that Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel would play in the opener against Bowling Green, emphasizing that they both deserved a fair shot at winning the starting role at quarterback.
But can you really call what Brissett got a fair chance? I don’t think so.
While Driskel played the first quarter and the entire second half, Brissett was given less than a quarter — a mere 11 plays in all in which he wasn’t really given much of an opportunity to show anything.
In naming Driskel the starter Monday, Muschamp said the decision was based on more than just Saturday’s game. So, if that’s the case, then Driskel must have been running ahead of Brissett going into the game, and all that talk about the two quarterbacks being dead-even was, well, not exactly truthful.
My point is this: if Driskel was ahead of Brissett, then he should have been named the starter heading into the opener. It would have made the build-up to the game a whole lot less complicated and it would have saved Brissett the indignity that he had to endure Saturday in The Swamp.
Brissett was given a few plays and then brushed aside. That’s not a fair chance, any way you look at it.