It’s great that Jacoby Brissett, a high three star QB out of Palm Beach Gardens, slapped his mom in the face and declared himself a Gator.
Honestly, any insult to any Cane fan is pleasing… but will this really help Florida?
Look around, there are quarterbacks surrounding him.
First, there’s John Brantley, who I think if everybody had to bet their last dollar would be the starting QB from Day 1. Brantley has proven a lot at Florida: he has a great strong arm, Steve Addazio is a moron and he is capable of making bad decisions coupled with inaccuracy in crunch time.
Then there’s Jeff Driskel, more of a Tebow type. Don’t let that fool you though: just because he CAN bowl defenders over (at least in high school, and that doesn’t always translate to the college level) doesn’t mean he will. He too has a great arm, but having said that, he is a freshman.
And then, finally, there’s Jordan Reed, more of a Cam Newton. He can throw deceptively well for his size and strength, and I believe he could become a great QB. In 2012. Which is not this year. And I don’t think Florida wants to waste a year teaching him how to be a pro style QB.
Now here comes Brissett: a decent, fairly mobile QB. But he’s just that: fairly mobile, not a dual threat. I really don’t see where he would play.
However, this is still a great sign.
Hauling Brissett on board is a clear sign that despite the incredible inadequecy of Steve Addazio to run an offense, UF is still UF and is still prestigious enough of a school for top players in the state. The Gators are still the Gators.
If you follow recruiting, then you know what that means.
If you don’t, then let me put it to you this way: Addazio screwed us over big time, but Florida still controls the state of Florida. Not like they did under Meyer, but enough to keep other teams from out of state from raiding the talent rich state of Florida. So it becomes a battle between Florida, FSU, and Miami.
And the worst the Gators can do is get a quarter of that talent, because another quarter goes to Miami and another to FSU (for argument’s sake). Say the other 25% goes to UCF, USF, FAU, FIU or out of state.
Steve Addazio, thank the sweet lord that you weren’t here for one more year.
If you had stayed for 2011- no, if URBAN MEYER had stayed for 2011 (because he had said that you would remain on board) then Florida would have been unofficially screwed.
I love you Urban Meyer, but goodbye.
Will Muschamp can get this done.