You've all read Jason's piece about Jeff Driskel asking for his release from his commitment at the University of Florida and his subsequent transfer to Louisiana Tech.
You have also been made aware of his statistical performance over his time as a Gator. What you may not be aware of is how he does on the eye test, namely the eye test as filtered through the unrelenting, unforgiving gaze of social media.
Let's check out the Vines, shall we?
Fun times with Jeff Driskel pt 2 https://t.co/Sj93kCvzyH— Jerry#PyschoSquadUF (@JBreezyII) January 5, 2015
Dear lord, that was the first search result. This ought to be fun. Some fans appear to be happy about this:
Jeff Driskel this season https://t.co/wvo7fExa8A— The Swamp Report (@TheSwampReport) December 8, 2014
O.K., this is just getting downright cruel.
Gator fans realizing that they will be suffering through more games started by Jeff Driskel... https://t.co/JAJRGoo97W— White Greg Carr ✊ (@jbrading) October 6, 2014
Alright, that's enough, the man has feelings, you know.
That said, even NotJeffDriskel himself is unsure what to do about all this:
ideas for what i do with this account?— Not Jeff Driskel (@NotJeffDriskel6) January 6, 2015
Although he recovered quickly to take his first pot-shot
RIP Dreams pic.twitter.com/n5mAkRsC2K— Not Jeff Driskel (@NotJeffDriskel6) January 7, 2015
Although it looks like the "Bench Jeff Driskel" Facebook fan page may have to take a new tactic with its vitriol. Or at least update it's cover photo.
We'll see how Driskel performs outside the pressure-cooker that is Gainesville, and he should do well under Skip Holtz' tutelage. I don't know how well he'll perform but at least he doesn't have to worry about UF anymore, 'cause GATAHS GON' HATE.