Count former Gators QB Shane Matthews among those who believe the nation will see a revived Florida football program in 2014. Matthews feels that Kurt Roper’s work with Jeff Driskel is going to produce a great year from the quarterback. He even predicted that the Gators would win the SEC East in 2014.
Former Gator QB Shane Matthews tells WRUF that Gators will win SEC East “I think you are going to see a great year out of Jeff Driskel.”
— Kevin Brockway (@gatorhoops) April 14, 2014
To those outside of Florida’s fan base, Matthews’ prediction may seem like a homer pick. However, when you take a closer look at everything that transpired in 2013, he is not off base. The Gators lost what seemed like every starter to injury last season, which prompted a downward spiral for the team.
For 2014, when you consider that Georgia lost Aaron Murray to the draft, Missouri kicked leading playmaker Dorial Green-Beckham off the team, and Tennessee is still rebuilding, the Gators could very well represent the East in Atlanta this fall.