Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel says his confidence and left knee are just fine

Gators open confrence play against Tennessee Saturday

Published On: Sep 16 2013 07:09:26 PM EDT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel says his confidence and left knee are just fine.

It won't be known for sure until the 19th-ranked Gators take the field for their Southeastern Conference opener against Tennessee (2-1) on Saturday.

Driskel has 10 turnovers in the team's last three losses, including three costly ones in a 21-16 loss at Miami a little more than a week ago. He threw two interceptions in the red zone -- receiver Trey Burton ran the wrong route on one of them -- and fumbled while getting sacked.

Driskel ended consecutive drives in the fourth quarter with turnovers, key plays in a tight game against the Hurricanes.

His mistakes are still a hot topic in Gainesville, especially since they are a recurring theme in Florida's recent losses.