Sophomore Jeff Driskel’s rapid development this season comes as little surprise to the winningest quarterback in Division I college football history.

Kellen Moore, who was 50-3 in four season at Boise State, said Driskel has the perfect coach for him, first-year offensive coordinator Brent Pease.

Moore should know since he won 12 games as a senior in 2011, Pease’s one season as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator.  The previous three seasons, Moore threw to wide receivers coached by Pease, including Titus Young (school’s all-time receiving yardage leader), Austin Pettis (all-time receptions and receiving touchdowns leader) and Tyler Shoemaker (who set the single-season record with 16 touchdown catches).

Pease’s experience at the quarterback position, including eight years in professional football, proved invaluable to Moore, now a rookie with the Detroit Lions.

“He played the position so he has that experience and that understanding of your situation,” Moore said this week during an interview for a story on Pease in Saturday’s Orlando Sentinel.

Pease knew how to manage Moore to get the best out of him on game day, and undoubtedly has done the same with Driskel, who has been a revelations for the No. 10 Gators (4-0, 3-0 SEC).

“I think the whole thing is he’s trying to push you, he’s trying to make you the best quarterback you can be,” said Moore, who finished fourth in the 2010 Heisman voting. “But he wants to make sure that when you’re out on field you’re comfortable on game day.”

Pease has slowly increased Driskel’s responsibilities and has never dissuaded him from using his running ability, despite the potential risks involved.

“He’s very adaptable,” Moore, a pure pocket passer, said of Pease. “There’s no one way he has to have it done.”

Driskel has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes, averages nearly nine yards an attempt and has four touchdowns against just one interception. He also averages 37 rushing yards a game.

CBS college football analyst Gary Danielson called Driskel  "the breakout player in the SEC this year.”

Since coaches anointed him the starter in the second half of the season opener, Driskel has improve every week as he heads into h"is toughest test, on Saturday in the Swamp against No. 4 LSU.

Moore said he has watched a few Florida games and has been impressed with Driskel, who will make just his fourth college start at quarterback against the Tigers (5-0, 1-0).

But he expects Driskel to get better and better the more he works with Pease.

Driskel is hard-working and cerebral, according to coach Will Muschamp. These qualities will work well with Pease, who welcomes input from his quarterback.

“The neat thing with him, he’s very open to other people, to adjustments, to suggestions,” Moore said. “From a quarterback’s perspective, you have some of the best opportunities to see something. If you see something, he’s very open to it.

“He likes that conversation. That makes it very comfortable as a quarterback.”

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