- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Staff Writer
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Some quick thoughts from Florida's (quick moving) spring game on Saturday afternoon:
Brissett took the first snap with the first-team offense but went 0-for-2 on his first drive. One of the passes, however, was dropped by Trey Burton.
After Tyler Murphy got a series, Driskel came on and completed all five of his passes on his first drive for 34 yards.
Driskel had the better day overall, completing 12-of-14 passes for 147 yards and rushing for 19 yards and one touchdown on four carries. He led one touchdown drive, which was capped by Mack Brown's touchdown run.
Flashers: Some players who caught my eye:
LB Antonio Morrison showed off his athleticism by making a tackle on a back in the flat and then showed of his toughness by combining with defensive tackle Damien Jacobs, making a tackle in the hole on a third-down play.
Jacobs started the game, but that might be because the Gators are banged up along the defensive line. He hasn't been consistent in practices throughout spring, but he's got the big body the Gators want (6-foot-3, 310 pounds) in a run-stopping tackle.
Pittman, whom UF coach Will Muschamp has praised throughout the spring, got behind the defense for a 43-yard pass play. Pittman doesn't have blazing speed -- he was timed at 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash at one combine -- but he was able to get a step and hauled in a perfect pass from Brissett. Pittman also was able to get behind the coverage again in the fourth quarter, but Brissett overthrew him slightly. Pittman has been steadily rising up the depth chart and has a good chance to win a starting job alongside Andre Debose and Quinton Dunbar.
What's that call? Offensive coordinator Brent Pease had one questionable call, an end-around to Dunbar on third-and-goal from the 4-yard line. Dunbar fumbled the handoff from Brissett and ended up losing 9 yards on the play.
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