QB Murphy among 7 Gators leaving program

The QB who led Florida to two of its four wins has joined the exodus.

Tyler Murphy, who was 2-4 as a starter after replacing the injured Jeff Driskel, became the seventh — and most high profile — Gator to leave the program in the past week.

He joined freshman QB Max Staver, who announced his plans last week, which leaves Florida with Driskel and Skyler Mornhinweg as the only two QBs on scholarship. Mornhinweg started the final three games as Florida finished with a seven-game losing streak on its way to a 4-8 mark, its worst record since the 1979 team went 0-10-1.

Florida also missed a bowl for the first time since 1990.

Driskel figures to be the starter again next year, once he recovers from his broken leg. Coach Will Muschamp fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and OL coach Tim Davis earlier this month and has said he will revamp Florida’s offense to better fit Driskel’s skills.

Florida QBs threw just four TD passes in the final seven games.

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Rick Head

December 29th, 2013
7:37 pm

Ghost of Spurrier

December 16th, 2013
2:30 pm

Losing to UGA 4 in a row won’t settle well for Gator nation. They own UGA and they aren’t going back to those ways again. Enjoy this nice wins streak rednecks. Order will be restored soon.
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Great post. I particularly enjoyed the “nice wins streak rednecks.” part. Classy. Florida born and bred undoubtedly. You just can’t make this stuff up. Simply amazing.