Murphy is our guy

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    Just want to add something else about him....

    our offense linemen are not great so we do need a qb that can evade often which I found it really odd that JD did not do that often but he has the skill. Why? I don't know maybe JD's injuries, maybe?! But Murphy can really evade that often when the OL protection runs out often so he solved it as it proved. It was something I kept saying before.
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    It turned out the coach's decision to start Driskel over Murphy was the problem :D

    But the playcalling isn't that good. The fact that we run almost every first down is insane. UT's D knew we would run every first down.
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    Murphy was awesome. Keep it going man....
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    Murphy also thew a great pass to Patton (dropped), after evading the UT rush. Murphy showed good touch, accuracy, and a quick release. He seemed to make the correct read most of the time. IMO, as i've said all along, the coaches will open it up when the QB stops turning the ball over. I think we will see a more open offense going forward, if Murphy keeps playing well.

    Sorry about the injury to JD, and I hope he recovers and comes back strong. The pass he threw for the pick six should have never been thrown.
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    I don't know. We got 215 on the ground and I think they were trying to protect Murphy. I am not mad at the play calling. Lets see with a week of preparation as Murphy being the starting QB what the play calling looks like. I do agree with your other post and I said it last week, Driskel should have been benched for Murphy during the Miami.
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    OK, so Oregon put up 59 in 3 quarters. If that is your standard for "non-weak" offensive playcalling, then 99% of programs have weak playcalling. We scored 28 points in 3 quarters. That's pretty solid against any SEC defense, especially considering the execution issues (turnovers, dropped passes). So get real.
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    When is playcalling ever perfect for a team? Never. Chances are, you only notice the issues with UF because it's the team you follow.

    The point is, playcalling was not THE problem as in the primary cause of our offensive woes. You can always pick nits.
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    It's apparently confirmed that JD may be out of the season!

    So indeed Tyler is our guy after all.

    Speed recovery to JD!
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    Gator Nation can rally around Murphy, he has everything to gain. Really liked how he handled the brief interview with Wolfson.

    Although this may be a blessing in disguise in terms of the position, the heart hurts for JD.
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    Well, I just hope we can all get behind Murphy just like we were all behind JD ...
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    Nope. We'll hear how JD told Murphy what to do and how it's Pease's fault
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    Perhaps the time lost during Jeff's operation recovery really was a blessing to the Gators?

    Best to Jeff. He has got to be really, really down. The surgery, the Miami game, and then this, Got to suck for him. Get well Jeff.
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    I like the fact that Murphy had the confidence to audible in his very first game. That takes some real poise and confidence. The fact that he made some pretty throws when we needed it will give coaches video evidence going forward to maybe open it up with him at the helm. That's not to say they won't remain conservative, but I dont think they should feel they are limited.
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    ... very first play, I believe.
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    And he did not throw a pass in a college game before today, either.
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    Amazing, isn't it.

    It's called "intangibles", and it's tough to quantify.
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    Who threw that ball to Burton on the 2 pt attempt against Miami?
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    I'm curious as to how he'll handle an SEC road game like LSU. Its a blessing that we face mid-tier SEC teams in the next 2 weeks to get him some confidence, but defenses are going to be gunning for him. There were a couple of times that I thought he was gonna get sacked today but he got out of the pocket in time. I hope he remains a quick thinker and gets rid of the ball quickly
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    I'm glad we get two week teams in Kentucky and Arkansas coming up. It will give him time to get used to the offense, and hopefully, iron out any kinks he may have.

    I also don't think LSU's defense is as good as it looks right now. They lost a lot this past season, TCU looks mediocre (they let up 27 points to them), and we know UAB is bad (17 points). Most of their solid defense tonight has come off of rainy turnovers.

    Still, that's going to be a tough game for Murph no matter how you look at it.
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    It was night and day to see the pocket presence, decision making with throwing the ball away, ability to improvise, as well as the ability to audible. Was he really audibling a call on his very first snap? Not to mention his ability to connect downfield effectively.

    TM threw for almost 10 YPA which is way better than Driskel normally averages.

    Its funny that some people around here were so quick to say that we had no viable option at backup QB and it would be a disaster if TM had to play. He easily played much better than JD has lately. Maybe the coaches aren't always right. What other players are we holding back that maybe should get a chance?

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