Muschamp hopes that by naming Driskel the starter, it will allow him to relax during the game.
Muschamp on Driskel: "It will be Jeff's game to play. I told him I don't want you looking over your shouder, but you've got to play well."— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) September 3, 2012
Driskel had been battling Jacoby Brissett for the starting job. In Saturday's game against Bowling Green, Driskel was 10-for-16 for 114 yards and a touchdown. Brissett was 3-for-5 for 31 yards.
Driskel played in five games last season as a freshman. He attempted 34 passes that season for the Gators.