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Meyer “Expects” Addazio Back

Gotta love the silly season of SEC football.  Rumors, rumors everywhere and not a fact to find.

Yesterday, reports began to connect Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio to the head coaching vacancy at Indiana.  (Today, reports have the IU job going to Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson.)

Most Gator fans danced for joy at the prospects of Addazio hittin’ the road. 

Then came reports that Urban Meyer and Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen were already engaged in talks that would bring the Cowboys’ coach to Gainesville.

By yesterday afternoon, Florida radio host (and CSS analyst) Brady Ackerman tweeted that he’d spoken to Holgorsen and that Holgorsen had said he’d had no talks with Meyer about coming to Florida.

But yesterday morning — at about the time all those other rumors started to swirl — those who were listening in on an Outback Bowl teleconference heard Meyer once again say that Addazio would likely be back in Gainesville next season.

“I am expecting that to happen,” Meyer said.  “I’ll have further updates as we get closer to the bowl game.  Everybody’s out recruiting and doing their business.  At this time, I can’t make any statements because there’s so much going on with the profession right now.”

So Meyer “expects” Addazio to return but he’s not willing to guarantee it.  At least not now.

Perhaps that was because Addazio was still in the running for the Indiana job.

Or perhaps Meyer stopped short of a guarantee for other reasons…

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Florida commit Jeff Driskel says he’s a greater threat with his arms than his legs

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Florida commit Jeff Driskel finished with more than 3,000 yards of offense and 38 touchdowns for Oviedo Hagerty this season. (Orlando Sentinel photo)

Watch the highlight video and it seems Florida is getting itself a running quarterback. Oveido Hagerty quarterback Jeff Driskel has been making plays with his legs all season, including a 91-yard touchdown run against Lakeland in the Huskies’ playoff loss last month.

But it’s his arm that’s his strength, Driskel said Wednesday morning on The Morning Drive with Brady Ackerman.

“I worked a lot in throwing the ball this offseason,” said Hagerty. “A lot of people kind of forget that I have a strong arm and I’m accurate because I make a lot of plays with my feet.

“I think that will carry me farther than my legs will, in college.”

Driskel, the top-rated quarterback and 22nd-rated recruit in the 2011 class by Rivals.com, helped the Huskies to a 7-4 record this year with both. He completed 138 of 235 passes for 1,783 yards, 16 touchdowns and had three interceptions. He also rushed for 1,296 yards and 20 scores.

As for Internet rumors that he might not make it to Gainesville, Driskel said he’s 100 percent committed to the Gators. He will enroll in January and is undecided on a major, considering business or finance.

“A lot of kids waiver in the process, but I’m 100 percent to Florida,” he said, two days after DE Jeoffrey Pagan decommitted from the Gators. “I have been the whole way. That hasn’t changed.”

 


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