It seems that it came out of nowhere.
The starting quarterback of Lane Kiffin regained the FAU program for most of 2017, Jason Driskel expected to shoot again. one of the most powerful offenses in the country in 2018. Instead, Driskel announced on his personal Twitter account that he will withdraw from the sport.
"After thinking a lot, talking to friends and family, and praying, I have made the decision to end my career in college football," wrote Driskel, who has one year of eligibility, in the letter. of social networks. "Without a doubt I will miss my teammates and the game with all their trials and tribulations, but I will not regret the decision to move on to the next chapter of my life."
After going 1-2 to the first three games of the 2017 season, Lane Kiffin starter Daniel Parr and inserted Driskel. After losing his first start at Buffalo, Driskel proceeded to help lead the Owls to 10 straight wins to close the regular season with an 11-game school record. FAU won the USA Conference championship and also claimed the first victory in the bowl of the program since 2008.
Driskel went for 2,247 yards, five touchdowns and only four interceptions in what turned out to be his last season at school. He was also third in the Owls with 427 rushing yards, while his eight rushing touchdowns were second on the team.
With Driskel out, a couple of transfers, from & # 39; Andre Johnson from Florida State and Chris Robinson from Oklahoma will probably fight for the initial job starting in the spring. Even if he had not retired, Driskel would have had to beat that duo for the starting job, his coach confirmed after Akron's defeat at Boca Raton Bowl.