Honest Question - Why was murphy not the starter from day 1??

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    Murphy and the staff worked on his craft and he got better. But some think players either have it or they don't. That player development doesn't happen over the course of 4 years
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    We dont have SOS here, Spurrier would have benched JD, Muschamp only plays players on Defense/Offense when we need to man up, the 11 wins last year were not all won by JD, our defense deserves a lot of credit, why not try a kid name Kevin Taylor with the 1st string line.
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    Lose to LSU with Murphy last year? I'm pretty sure he would have been able to hand the ball off 60 times.
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    lol. awesome.
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    OK look....the answer is very simple. Some players are good in practices and some are not. Ever hear of Danny Weurffel? He was a terrific HS player who couldn't beat Terry Dean for the starting job in all the fall practices. Once he got in a game, Wuerffel was a superstar! Sort of like Joe Montana....same deal with him. Put him in a game and start the clock ticking and he became the dominant player on the field. Tyler appears to be one of those rare birds who plays the game above the way he practices. Don't knock JD.... he has fantastic skills and looks like he could still be a star but he has had some real meltdowns during big games (UGA and Louisville last year and Miami this year). But right now Murphy looks like a player who can rise up during games and make the big play under pressure. The next 3 games (LSU, Mizzou and UGA) will really show us how good he is. I think he's the real deal. We will find out very soon!
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    58 TIMES, NICHO ... come on!
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    We don't know that Murphy wasn't good in practice though. Do we?

    Either way, I have no agenda or desire to bash the coaches. I'm just saying that we shouldn't be so quick to accept a plausible explanation as fact.
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    Ummm, which one? :grin:
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    Ahhhhhh. A voice of reason in this thread, finally. I tried to make the same point earlier.
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    I think it's a plausible explanation that Murphy wasn't good in practice and thus wasn't identified as the gamer that he is turning out to be. But again, just because it makes sense doesn't make it true.
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    We don't win that Georgia game without a Rex. No ifs ands or buts about it.
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    Georgia for sure.
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    Fair enough ... I get your intent (I think), but there is a fallacy or two in there (I think): Occam's Razor could be invoked (if appropriate) or the explanation could not make sense and still be true or we could spend 10 pages defining "truth" and decide it doesn't matter anyway.

    All good, regardless ...
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    Agree. It's one thing to not be able to develop a player, it happens. But it's entirely another thing to fail to even attempt to bench/replace him with a clearly better player. I wouldn't be surprised if this was affecting the attitude of the whole offense or team even like the grumblings would suggest it did. Heck even recruits are noticing our improved play now.

    Our player management has left a little to be desired lately on offense. Maybe if we ever got the backups in the game we wouldn't have to play this guessing game with our personnel.

    So glad Murphy is in now, but the way he got in still begs these questions.
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    Zing...
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    Hate to break it to you coach loyalists....but the coaches were WRONG WRONG WRONG about starting Brantley, Driskel, and Brissett over Murphy. Also they will be wrong about starting Brown and Jones over Lane and Taylor. Of course you all will say "Taylor and Lane were not that good last season, players mature at different times" but it is all BS. The coaches will just be wrong on it.
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    You got it exactly backwards. Rex started and committed multiple turnovers. We were trialing 17-9 and in danger of being down by more than 2 TD's at halftime. Jesse comes in and we tie it up at halftime. Then we take the lead on the Leghumpers before Jesse sprains his ankle at the end of the 3rd quarter after we had a nice safe lead and Rex came back in to just finish things up. It was Jesse who saved our bacon that day. Rex had had us in a hole in the first half and the way he was pressing, it looked for all the world like we would have lost that game had he stayed in there.
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    Georgia for sure NOT as I pointed out in the post above.
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    Well he was great in the spring game that year and many UF players wanted Murphy to start. Coaches have been wrong before. Heck Bill Belicheck, who is the best football coach in history, had Bledsoe starting over Brady.

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