Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gators Struggle

Well a win is a win, but our game Saturday against those raging Cajuns was anything but pretty! Not only did it take a last second blocked punt and touchdown from our defense our quarterback was forced out of the game with an ankle injury. As of today, Driskel is listed as doubtful for next Saturday's game against lower-division Jacksonville State. Driskel sprained his right ankle in the third quarter of Saturday's 27-20 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

On a positive note Brissett is a good quarterback and barely lost the starting position. He should be able to easily handle Jacksonville State, and it may even encourage the coaches to throw the ball more. When the pair were competing for the quarterback position Brissett had the stronger arm, while Driskel had the mobility.

After our lackadaisical game I watched Texas A & M crush Bama and enjoyed every second of it. It was exciting watching teams throw the ball around and I think its noteworthy that with all that passing, it was the running game that caused Alabama to turn the ball over. I felt a sigh of relief that we played Texas A&M at the beginning of the season, and not now when they have some experience behind both the rookie coach and quarterback. Johnny Football will be a problem for SEC opponents  in the coming years and may have a Heisman trophy in his future!

Shout out to Riley Cooper

Riley Cooper is a big impact player in the NFL. As a Philadelphia Eagle he has had some great plays, including a one-handed touchdown catch last week against the Cowboys.

Although this play didn't work out it was still a great effort by one of our beloved Gators. Riley Cooper laid down in the end zone lettering on the kickoff, then jumped up and caught the trick pass, racing down the sideline. Unfortunately, it was a clear forward lateral, and the play was negated.