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Skip Holtz Names Jeff Driskel LA Tech's Starting QB Heading Into Fall Camp

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Former Florida Quarterback Jeff Driskel has won over his teammates and his head coach enough in a short period of time in Ruston. According to Sean Isabella of the Monroe News-Star, Driskel will be the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs.

Jeff Driskel will start the season as the starting quartebrack at Louisiana Tech.
Jeff Driskel will start the season as the starting quartebrack at Louisiana Tech.
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Jeff Driskel, according to THIS ARTICLE, will begin fall camp as the starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech.

LA Tech Head Coach Skip Holtz told the News-Star,  “Just looking at the numbers from the whole body of work through spring practice, I felt Jeff Driskel gave us the best opportunity as a quarterback. That’s when we looked at him and said he’ll be the starter.”

Last season, Holtz declined to name a starter until a week before the first game. He went with Iowa transfer Cody Sokol over Ryan Higgins. It was Higgins who had been a starter in 2013 as a redshirt freshman.

With a more experienced offensive line coming back in 2015 and with a stud group of receivers in Trent Taylor, Carlos Henderson, and Paul Turner; Driskel is set up to have a big year for the Bulldogs.

Holtz is counting on Driskel and Kenneth Dixon to be a powerful one-two punch in the rushing attack. With the speed of Henderson and Turner on the outside keeping the defense honest, Tech should have an improved offense in 2015.

Driskel threw for 1140 yards and 9 touchdowns for Florida in 2014. He also ran for 180 yards and 4 touchdowns. His best season was in 2012 when he threw for 1646 yards and 12 touchdowns to go with 408 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns.

Higgins threw for 1715 yards 6 touchdowns in 2013, but he had 13 interceptions. He has improved tremendously since then and will provide competition to Driskel in fall camp. Higgins also gives Holtz an experienced backup this season.