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Florida QB Tyler Murphy will be a game-time decision against South Carolina

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Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy has a sore shoulder and will be a game-time decision to play against South Carolina on Saturday, Gators offensive coordinator Brett Pease said on Tuesday.

Murphy first sprained his right shoulder a month ago against LSU. He was sacked five times in Florida’s 34-17 loss to Vanderbilt this past Saturday and apparently re-aggravated the injury in the process.

The junior has sat out the last two practices while trying to get healthy.

“He’s in a situation where he’s spending time in the training room getting healthy again,” Pease said. “I think it’s day to day based on what the trainers have to say.”

Murphy has 1,216 passing yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions on the year. If he can’t go, redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg, the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, would make his first career start. He has yet to see the field this season.

Either way, Florida is in big trouble and could be staring at its first losing season since 1979.

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3 Responses to “Florida QB Tyler Murphy will be a game-time decision against South Carolina”
  1. jimmy53 says: Nov 12, 2013 6:06 PM

    On other Gator boards there are rumors that the injury is worse than they’re letting on.

    Have any Gator fans heard anything?…I’m not trolling, just asking…

  2. gatorcheme says: Nov 12, 2013 7:02 PM

    I haven’t heard anything. Although the injury would explain a lot of his long throws coming up really short during the Vandy game.

  3. tampabayirish says: Nov 12, 2013 11:32 PM

    Resident of Florida but not a Gator fan. It is shocking to me the lack of offensive talent in Gainesville, especially in this state where talented high school football players are damned near everywhere and high school offenses throw the ball all the time. UCF has better offensive skill players than UF. That should not happen. UF has everything necessary to be successful. This is not a one year event either. This has been building back to Urban’s reign. I may be missing someone, but the last real playmakers I can think of are Aaron Hernandez and Percy Harvin. Just a theory, but I think some talented Zook leftovers, a killer defense, a solid kicking game and Tim Tebow’s leadership covered up for Pope Urban’s relatively poor offenses and that trend has continued under Coach Muschamp. I understand that the Gators have recruited one of the top high school quarterbacks (Greer?) for next year. Good luck. Who is he going to throw the ball to?

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