Florida's QB competition continues into fall

By Mark Long

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, April 7 2012 3:30 p.m. MDT

Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) pitches the ball during the Orange and Blue NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, April 7, 2012.

Phil Sandlin, Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's quarterback competition will continue in the fall — and likely without a front-runner.

Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel, two sophomores vying for the job, failed to separate themselves during four weeks of practice and Saturday's spring game.

Brissett completed 9 of 16 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Driskel hit 12 of 14 passes for 147 yards.

Brissett took the first snap with the first-team offense, a likely indicator that he's ahead, and completed deep passes to Latroy Pittman and Michael McNeely. Driskel, who lost the backup job to Brissett in the middle of last season, found Andre Debose for a 44-yard gain.

Both quarterbacks showed considerably more pocket presence than they did in 2011, but neither did enough to make coach Will Muschamp pick a starter.

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