Can Tyler Murphy Play Within His Abilities?

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    I really like how Pease has handled TM. When Tyler was struggling somewhat in his first week of practice as the starter, Pease pulled him aside and told him to quit trying to do to much and just be Tyler Murphy and do what you do. Great bit of advice.
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    Simply put you factor it into your baseline of how many points you'll need to score.

    If you think 17-21 points will win because our D will give up 10-14 with no turnovers then you are underestimating the points we need to win. Death Valley is worth points and it usually comes via turnovers. So instead of expecting them to score 14, we should expect low 20s. Therefore we need to aim for high 20s.

    How does that impact the game plan? Well if it's 14-7 we shouldn't go mega conservative, because 14 won't be enough to win.

    You see this strategy in every UF game. Once WM thinks we have enough points to win he shuts it down. Now that strategy is fine, but the amount needed to win should be a bit higher than what people here seem to think.
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    Is strategy too much of a high order operation for you?
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    What if Murphy the Law gets back in position for the snap from center and freezes from panic. The center snaps the ball after the Law makes some grunting sounds and the ball hits him on the face mask and sticks. Then what do we do?
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    Stop, drop, and roll....

    If that doesn't work, then Duck and Cover....
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    The topic is gameplannng to overcome turnovers, and you correctly point out that Muschamp "shuts it down" when he's convinced we have enough points to win... Or in other words, he safely runs the clock out, avoiding turn overs.

    That's the game plan... don't blow a win by turning the ball over. Nobody has come from behind to beat us when Champ has "shut it down", so strategically why would you push to be more aggressive on offense and risk the very turn overs we need to avoid? ... knowing that the only games we've lost the past two years have been games with multiple turn overs, throwing the ball?
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    He's a big Motown fan - I'd get the whole team to start singing and dancing to a James Brown tune between lunch and kickoff.
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    Murphy the Law is going to be the hero today. This kid is going to play beyond his abilities. Turn him lose Muschamp.
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    Shutting it down doesn't equal a statistically significant fewer amount of turnovers. It means trying to shorten the game. I'm not sure why people think passing is the only way to commit turnovers. Don't we fumble just as much as we throw picks? If not more... The games we lost we had to be extremely aggressive relative to our base offense because we are behind. I'm not saying we should be hyper aggressive. I'm saying we should remain in our base offense longer. A 10 point lead in the 3rd quarter is not the same vs LSU/FSU/UGA as it is vs Arkansas or Kentucky. The better offenses will have a very good shot at coming back if we make no attempt to score.

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