Top 10: Most pleasant surprises of 2013 (Tyler Murphy)

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    http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoo...057467/top-10-most-pleasant-surprises-of-2013

    1. Tyler Murphy, Florida, QB: Forced into action three weeks ago against Tennessee after Jeff Driskel went down with a season-ending injury, the QB once ranked as a "two-star" recruit and the nation's 148th best wide receiver prospect in the country has been a godsend to the Gators. Murphy's completing over 75 percent of his passes and has a 5-1 TD-INT ratio. The 6-2, 210-pounder's also run for two more TDs and has had a carry of at least 15 yards in each of the three games he's played. Another telling stat: Murphy's averaging a robust 9.82 yards per attempt. That's more than three yards per attempt more than Driskel did in 2012.

    9. John O'Korn, Houston, QB: Tony Levine had a rough debut season last year with the Cougars, and things didn't get any easier when he lost star RB Charles Sims, who would've been the American's top running back, on the eve of this season. Sims bailed on UH, and veteran QB David PIland had to retire due to concussions, but true freshman O'Korn, a 6-4, 205-pounder from Fort Lauderdale, has been a revelation, throwing 10 TDs against just one INT while also displaying some decent wheels in piloting a talented but young crew of receivers. Houston's also gone from No. 82 in turnover margin to No. 1.
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    He will EXPLODE on the scene if we get out of there with a win.
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    Definitely. I'd love to see a College Game Day segment on him the week after a win at LSU.
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    Solomon Patten looks like a new player with Tyler Murphy pitching. The truly great players make the other players around them look better. If UF wins this saturday night Tyler Murphy is going to be a real big man on campus. You talk about stepping up. You talk about taking ownership over a job. It's all right there for the taking.
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    :ninja: People are staring to notice......our new secret weapon.......the secret is (almost) out......:shhh:
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    Hate to say it, but this team plays harder for TM.

    Not saying they did not like JD. They just are fired up with TM at the helm in a way to is plain to see.
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    Murphy definitely has the "it" factor. Kid is a winner. Reminds me a little of Steph Curry. 2 to 3 star recruit also who ended up at Davidson after being rejected by the Kansas, Duke and UK's of the world.
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    Good stuff!

    So, TM was the 148th ranked wide receiver prospect in the country? I just thought of the trick play we need to use against LSU. Fake sweep one way, and throw back to the QB!!! :joecool:


    ...if we've got anybody who can throw it back to him...certainly not Burton :ninja: :joecool:
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    People may or may not have seen it, but on SP'a first TD, there was a defender on his back but cheating to his right - Murphy led him to the left. This was not only the safer throw but is also what SP used to break away. Those small things make a huge difference, that one throw showed me a bunch about TM.
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    Yep, I loved the whole sequence of decisions on that. As the pocket collapsed, TM hop-hopped up, losing sight down the field. But he knew exactly where was SP.

    He didn't make a full windup on the throw, as that would be prone to the person behind him batting it down. More like a flick.

    And then, as you said, he led SP to curl outwards through the catch, with the momentum taking him away from the defender. If thrown at his chest, it would have been batted down. Anywhere close to SP's right shoulder, a pick-six (the defender was going for the pick, not the tackle.)
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    I think Driskell thinks too much when he plays. Murphy just uses all of his skills and plays the game as it is presented. Much of Driskell's issues are mental in my opinion.
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    Isn't it amazing how nobody's complaining about our receivers with Tyler in there? That's got to be the one thing I was the most sick and tired of, wondering when we were going to have somebody catching something besides a cold again.

    If Muschamp ever gets this team where it looks like he wants them, look out. We'll be one of those teams that just wears down opponents and kills them with a thousand paper cuts. Just a miserable, frustrating day at the office if you're the opponent.
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    This.

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