FAU QB Jason Driskel Won’t Play His Final Season
Lane Kiffin had to deal with harder things in his first season.
FAU starting quarterback Jason Driskel will retire from football just as the team is about to do even more.
He had one more year remaining after completing 67% of his passes for 2,247 yards and 15 touchdowns with four picks, and he ran for 427 yards and eight scores as he led the Owls to an 11-win season and the Conference USA championship.
So who gets the honor of handing the ball off to Devin Singletary 300 times?
6-3, 210-pound junior Daniel Parr will get the first look after serving as the main backup last year. He can run a little bit – taking off for 26 yards and two scores – and throwing for 588 yards and four scores with two picks in mop-up duty.
However, the wild card is De’Andre Johnson, the controversial transfer from Florida State who didn’t quite get his footing in his first year in Boca Raton.
He saw a little bit of work, running for 31 yards and completing two of three passes with a pick, but he has the talent and the upside to add a whole other dimension to the Owl attack. He was good enough to have been considered a future starter for FSU – but he has to beat out Parr.
Also in the equation is Oklahoma transfer Chris Robison, a baller of an all-around quarterback who fits exactly what Kiffin likes in quarterbacks – accuracy, mobility, and an edge.
There’s also a better-than-decent chance another option is signed on in February, but there’s already a solid logjam up top.