Look hard - you can see Driskel's internal battle to find his confidence. Someone better warn Jacoby not to zip that suitcase - Driskel is not ready for primetime, skills and abilities aside.
Jeff Driskel’s performance against Bowling Green on Saturday was enough. After a spring, summer and fall of battling back and forth with fellow quarterback Jacoby Brissett, Driskel was named Florida starting quarterback by Will Muschamp today.
Muschamp said he told Driskel, “I don’t want you to be looking over your shoulder, but you need to play well.” At which point Driskel probably started looking over his shoulder.
Driskel’s ability to move around in the pocket turned out to be a key difference between himself and Brissett. “The rhythm of the game dictated that we were going to need some movement in the pocket,” Muschamp said. “Jeff gave us that opportunity.”
And now Muschamp is giving Driskel the opportunity to start Saturday’s contest at new SEC rival Texas A&M. “It’s been a lifelong dream,” the sophomore said.