Next year.....Driskel AND Murphy

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  1. tideh8rGator
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    I think it would be a good idea to see what Murphy does against a legitimate SEC defense, instead of the follies and blue, before we go starting his Heisman candidacy.

    This week against Arkansas will tell us a lot.
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    Murphy looks more comfortable and more heady at QB than JD.
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    THIS⬆️ We need to stay positive on Murphy. He will be just fine this year.
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    Agreed, I think we'll know a lot more after this Saturday, hopefully after Murphy throws for 250 and runs for another 50+.
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    Hyperbole? I don't think I saw one single post mention Heisman.
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    I think if you were to compare two performances this year, it would be Driskel against Toledo and Murphy against Kentucky. Those two defenses are probably comparable. It would be better to compare each QB against a halfway decent opponent, of course. And we may get that after Murphy plays Arky (after Driskel played against Miami). But for now, I would say that Toledo got the better of Driskel (even though they lost), and Murphy got the better of Kentucky. Murphy did not put up big stats against Kentucky because we stopped passing the ball in the second half. If you double his first half stats, he has close to 275 yards passing on the game, which is impressive for a "time-of-possession" offense, where one goal is to milk the clock on offense and minimize the number of plays for the game.
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    To sum up my arguments, I would say that if Murphy continues to play well, Driskel will have a LOT of off-season work to do to have a shot at playing time next year. Murphy does too many things too well to take him off the field. Driskel has to show that he is a threat to throw the ball. What might be smart is to have Driskel focus on being a roll-out QB, if it isn't too much to ask of the OL to block for a pocket passer on one play and a roll-out QB on the next. If Driskel can't contribute as a roll-out QB, then it's time for the next QB to get some practice time. That's something we could find out in the Spring game, which would give the 3rd string QB plenty of practice time in the summer if it didn't work out for Driskel.
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    WTF how did Toledo get the better of Jeff please break that down?
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    Jeff needed to go through progression better but like you said we could not get separation AND we had a hurt Oline. The Oline being banged up was a bigger issue then the separation and going through progressions
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    I'm still optimistic in this year,but the OP made the mistake of thinking that there was a "brain trust" here. Foolish child.
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    They can bring driskel in to run the wildcat on 3rd & short
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    These kind of discussions are useless. Let's just see how the season unfolds. Meanwhile, let's all be Murph fans and give him support and help his confidence. After the season is over, then we revisit.
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    You really think they are similar except Jeff has a stronger arm? lol
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    I said similar skill set you are probably think of something else The coaching staff has also said they have a similar skill set
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    im not forming an opinion on this until after the season. if i had to pick a qb for this season. after two games of JD and two game of TM. i think you have to go with TM. he is calm, smart, and seems to make the players around him better. what does it for me is the red zone conversion percentage.
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    Grumpy Cat?
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    This season may help Jeff more than any of us can know.
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    If you play an entire game at QB, have almost 40 minutes on offense, and the offense never completely goes to a run-only offense, and you only have 153 yards passing against a piss-poor defense, then you've had a bad game. If Wuerffel/Grossman/Leak/Matthews/Bell could only get 153 yards passing against a cupcake defense, then I would say that they stunk it up, too. For Driskel to do this as a junior is really sad. The expectations at Florida used to be a lot higher than this. :huh:

    To compare it to Murphy's performance against Kentucky in his FIRST START OF HIS COLLEGE FOOTBALL CAREER, there is no comparison. Murphy was head-and-shoulders above Driskel. Passing yardage, red zone offense, sack avoidance, pocket presence; Murphy outplayed Driskel, and it's not even close. If the two defenses are comparable, then I would say that Murphy has a much greater upside than Driskel. Murphy inspires confidence from his teammates, while Driskel seems to inspire fear that leads to mistakes (see: Miami game).
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