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Jason Driskel named FAU starting quarterback

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After months of speculating who will be named FAU's starting quarterback Charlie Partridge has announced that the competition is over. Redshirt sophomore Jason Driskel will be the starter when FAU takes on Southern Illinois to start the season.

Driskel beat out former three-star prospect, and Dwyer High School standout Daniel Parr. Last year Driskel completed 51 percent of his passes for 965 yards, with three touchdowns and four interceptions.

Against Miami in his collegiate debut, he lead two scoring drives and looked like a gamer. Against Buffalo in his first career start he looked like, well a freshman.

With Brian Wright as offensive coordinator Driskel's play, just like the offense in general, was inconsistent. Under new offensive coordinator Travis Trickett we could see Driskel take his game to the next level and not only become a better decision maker, but also a more reliable threat as a runner should Trickett call his number.

To be honest I didn't think Driskel would win the job. In Parr's only public appearances in the 2015 and 2016 in the Red vs Blue Spring Game, Parr looked to have the better arm easily.

I wanted Parr to win the job. And by all means he could still end up starting for FAU one day. But if the coaches believe Driskel is the guy to lead this team then and I'm #teamDriskel all day.

After seeing his older brother Jeff Driskel go through ups and downs as a Florida Gator before shining as a graduate transfer at Louisiana Tech, its the younger Driskel's turn to make a name for himself.