Florida Football: 3 Burning Questions for the Gators' Spring Game

Burning Questions for Florida's Spring Game

4/11/14 in NCAAF   |   BlakeLovell   |   86 respect

Sep 7, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) throws a pass against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsNo one was happier to see the calendar change from 2013 to 2014 than Will Muschamp.

Muschamp and the Florida Gators didn't exactly have a memorable 2013 season, struggling to a 4-8 record due to numerous early-season injuries that set things off course from the start.

But now this team has a chance to turn things around in a new year, and it starts with the Orange and Blue Debut which takes place this Saturday.

Gator fans will have a chance to rid themselves of the horror of a year ago, and instead, focus on the promise that surrounds this very talented group that Muschamp and his staff have assembled. New faces will join old faces in what is sure to be an intriguing look at the 2014 Gators.

Let's take a look at three burning questions heading into the spring game on Saturday:

1. Is Jeff Driskel Ready to Step Back in at Quarterback?

Florida's offense wasn't phenomenal by any means when Driskel was leading the charge in the first few games last season, but there's no doubting the fact that it drastically changed once he suffered the season-ending injury against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Driskel now returns in a new system under new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, and there are still some concerns about whether or not Driskel will be as effective as he was in the past. Roper will give him the opportunity to succeed, so it will all depend on Driskel's progression throughout the summer and fall.

2. How Will the Offense as a Whole Look Under Roper?

We're still ways away from the Gators knowing the system inside and out, but Saturday should give us a good indication as to how certain players will fit into the new scheme. Florida has a lot of talent to work with on the offensive side of the ball, and it will be interesting to see how that talent plays under Roper.

It's usually fun to watch players that might not have otherwise been expecting to contribute a whole lot break out in a new system. Will we see some of the Gators do that this season?

3. Is Jalen Tabor the Real Deal?

Fans will get their first glimpse of the five-star cornerback on Saturday, and all signs seem to point toward this guy being the total package...and then some. Tabor should get a ton of playing time right away, and his performance this weekend may go a long way towards knowing just how much he's going to contribute once the season rolls around.

The Gators might have struggled on defense last season, but with Tabor and Vernon Hargreaves III in the secondary, teams are going to have a hard time in the passing game. This combo could be the best in the SEC.

What are you most looking forward to in Florida's spring game on Saturday? Let us know by commenting below! For more college football talk, follow FanIQ College Football or myself on Twitter!
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