Is Tyler Murphy the most valuable player in college football?

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    Todd McShay has an article up in which he ranks the 10 most valuable players in college football and it got me thinking about this (since he has no Gators on the list). He said Easley would have been on there before the injury, but we are going to bounce back from his loss a lot more easily than we would from losing Murphy.

    People (me included) were saying early in the season/preseason that we'd be in a world of hurt if we lost Driskel, but obviously we were wrong. However, I think pretty much everybody agrees that if Murphy was lost for the season that'd be about it for the offense.

    So is Murphy now the most valuable player in college football? I'm sure good arguments could be made for other players, and they're probably all going to be QBs, but most teams also probably have a more capable backup than what we have left behind Murphy.

    So, if not Murphy, then who? Maybe Bridgewater or Manziel? Mettenberger?
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    MVP to the Gators, sure, at this point.

    Real stretch saying in all of college football.

    I'm just happy we have him, and hope Skyler is solid at backup.

    Let's hope Murph stays healthy, because watching people on this site try to spell Skyler's last name would be an epic problem.
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    without murphy, we still have a defense. without manziel, a&m will lose a ton of games.
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    Probably Bridgewater or Manziel. They already proved themselves last year and continue to perform at very, very high levels.

    Murphy appears to be doing a very good job managing the offense, but I definitely am not ready to put him in the MVP conversation after games against UK and the Vols.
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    +1 Too true and too funny.
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    Johnny Manziel is making/breaking the way the entire state of Texas is recruiting right now
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    He is not the mvp of college football and after some what writing off Tyler (I think we would beat UK & UT with any of are QB's) and seeing him play well I am not about to write off Skyler.
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    Thank you! I really think Mornhinweg is good

    (But should still be behind Tyler and Jeff)
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    Haha. For sure.
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    If we lost Murphy we would just put Burton back there and almost exclusively run wildcat/spread offense.
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    I hope I dont have to find out how good Mornhinweg is at least for a few years
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    Murphy is the man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I need a TM jersey now

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    :no: , probably not even the most valuable in the SEC.
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    "Somewhat" writing off Tyler? I'd say you had completely written him off. Not just on a single occasion either. It was something of a campaign for you for a bit back before the season started.

    I was actually pretty shocked the mods let someone get away with some of what you posted about him and pretty much every other QB not named Driskel... it was surprising to see you not get any time away from the board.
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    Murray at UGA is probably more important. They can only win one way, outscoring people. I'm not sure if their backups are capable.
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    Yes somewhat and so did the writers for this very site go look up the open practice reports. You want them to ban themselves? I like what Tyler has done and what the staff has done to help Tyler with his transition with the starting job. I also am not ready to crown anyone because like I have said I think any QB on the roster would have done relatively well vs UT and UK with the game plan and talent that is on this football team

    Not a campaign at all but you continue to follow me around like a lost puppy and it is hilarious. Well I am giving you some time to shine what else would you like to say to me today?
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    This is hilarious. Certainly I've always been fan of Tyler Murphy who is very valuable to our team. But even after we beat the Vols, some posters here were lamenting he was only a two star recruit and how could we be any good with such a low rated QB. Goes to show you how some people on this board judge our players!
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    I was certainly hoping the backup would get some snaps Sat. once the game was in hand.

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