Two QBs who struggled at Florida might start for their new teams next fall.
Actually, N.C. State coach Dave Doeren has already said Jacoby Brissett will start for the Wolfpack in 2014, and now it appears Tyler Murphy will get a chance to start at Boston College.
Pete Thomas, who threw four TD passes and nine interceptions while sharing time as N.C. State’s QB, is returning, as is Jefferson’s Bryant Shirreffs, but Doeren said in December: “Jacoby Brissett is our starting quarterback.”
Brissett ran the Wolfpack’s scout team while redshirting in 2013. He has two more years of eligibility after throwing for 455 yards and three TDs in two seasons at Florida.
“His leadership is phenomenal. I think it was a great year for him developmentally, from a mental standpoint. Our team respects him, our staff respects him. I don’t want to put undue pressure on him because he still has to go out and play football, but we’re all excited about his leadership at that position.”
Murphy, who transferred after starting six games for the Gators last fall, will be reunited with former Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio, who finished his first season as the coach at Boston College. Addazio recruited Murphy while at Florida.
Murphy can immediately play because he has graduated.
BC’s offense will look different next season.
RB Andre Williams, who rushed for 2,177 yards won’t be around, so there will be more QB runs, Addazio told ESPN last week.
“The ability to keep our power run offense but to be able to diversify a little bit and spread it out a little bit will be great for us. We’ll be a little different. It’s early right now, but there will be more diversity in terms of quarterback runs and tailback runs. We won’t have one guy getting 42 reps.”
That seems to suit Murphy, who struggled after replacing Jeff Driskel last fall.
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