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Tyler Murphy to transfer from Florida

Tyler Murphy AP

In a move that’s been rumored over the past 24 hours or so, Florida has lost yet another player to transfer.  This time, though, it’s a “starter” who’s leaving the football building.

The program announced in a tweet posted to its Twitter account Sunday afternoon that Tyler Murphy “will look for an opportunity to play somewhere else next year.”  Murphy graduated from the school Saturday.

Because he will have his degree in hand, Murphy will be permitted to play immediately at any school to which he decides to transfer, including one at the FBS level.

After starter Jeff Driskel suffered a season-ending injury in the third game of the year, Murphy went on to start the next six games.  Murphy’s own injury issues forced him out of the last three games of the season.

Murphy was a two-star member of the Gators’ 2010 recruiting class, rated as the No. 10 player at any position in the state of Connecticut.  The six games he started in 2013 were the only ones he started during his four years in Gainesville.

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11 Responses to “Tyler Murphy to transfer from Florida”
  1. mydixienormus says: Dec 15, 2013 4:45 PM

    Another rat leaping from the sinking ship.

  2. overratedgators says: Dec 15, 2013 5:03 PM

    Probably wants to be on a team where he can actually go to a bowl game.

  3. kramh58 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:32 PM

    Totally get it, sorry to see you go. Your were a bright light during a dark time. Good luck and God speed.

  4. corndogbm199 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:47 PM

    I must say I would leave to what a joke the gators have become

  5. normtide says: Dec 15, 2013 5:57 PM

    Nothing says class like calling a college kid a rat. All he did was earn a degree, be prepared, and play his best. You sir, must have incredible standards. Ones I doubt you live up to.

  6. mydixienormus says: Dec 15, 2013 6:38 PM

    Norm. Norm.

    The rat is a metaphor. In light of you not getting it, I have attached a video about rats for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

  7. irishdodger says: Dec 15, 2013 7:55 PM

    I’m just shocked that in 2010 UF signed a 2-star recruit. Good luck to the young man & kudos to his getting his degree.

  8. normtide says: Dec 15, 2013 8:18 PM

    If you have to post videos to prove your wit, maybe try a different approach. Maybe use italics next time?

  9. boomgrounder says: Dec 16, 2013 2:29 AM

    I kinda like the rat jumping off of a sinking ship metaphor, being an old Navy vet myself. Besides, my nickname for Will Muschamp is “Willie MuskRAT”!

  10. hanram17 says: Dec 16, 2013 8:54 AM

    We bash college kids way too much. I mean most of them will never play in the NFL and are just playing college to show school spirt and do something productive and yet some people feel that they must criticize them whenever they make a honest mistake in a game. Jesus, thank god most bosses don’t judge thier employees like CFB fans or else none of us would have jobs.

  11. motherscratcher23 says: Dec 16, 2013 9:51 AM

    Not a huge deal, and most of the people that read this post already know, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to mention that he is a QB in the body of the article.

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