This is a great example of confusing issues. Neither you, I NOR anybody knows what Murphy "deserved" as a high school QB because, prior to Saturday, he had not played in a game. You can opine based on unknown "sources" that Murphy was not as good as JD in practice. Perhaps the season will prove you correct, but based on Saturday, that is not a fact. The point is that to make a backhanded statement about TM "deserving" to be a 3 star demands: - prescient foresight into how he will play the rest of the season, and - knowing for a FACT that the coaches were right in NOT giving him a game opportunity earlier. Not willing to accept either premise, and pretty sure neither is a fact. Nobody knows how TM will do this season. Claims that he will win a heisman are as idiotic as claims that we can't win with him (or can only beat teams we could beat with "any" quarterback). I am cautiously optimistic that he will perform at least to the level of JD. Instead of perceiving this as "a dig" on JD, how about taking it as optimism about Murphy based on Saturday? Granted, I don't go to practice and perhaps you go daily - and Murphy just had an out of body experience Saturday? We will see.... If there is a "dig" anywhere for me, it is that our coaches have not developed offensive players to a high level, including JD... and I don't know why?