Running threat: Driskel vs. Murphy

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    I agree, but we still need to be careful about allowing him to take too much contact because Murphy's not the big, 240 lb. kid that Driskel is.

    Spread the field, use the read/belly/option, throw in some play/action and draw plays, and throw more to the RB's out of the backfield. Play to his strengths and just as Scott Brantley said in the post-game radio show, this team could win a lot of football games (including cutting down on the turnovers of course).
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    Exactly. Jeff runs in the 4.5 range, which is incredible for someone his size, but like a lot of people have pointed out, he doesn't have great lateral quickness or pocket presence. He was definitely hampered even more in the past two games because of his knee. Murphy was a legit 4.4 guy out of high school and much shiftier, that's why there were so many calls to have him move to WR. He has better pocket awareness because he's played the position longer and played in a better program, plus he's had one more year being coached at UF. The jury is still out on his arm, but I think he'll manage this offense well as long as the running game continues to improve.

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