So, Tyler Murphy joins the exodus from Gainesville, leaving Boom in something of a pickle for next season.
With freshman Max Staver also transferring, Florida will now have just two scholarship QBs on its roster. It does expect to sign top recruit Will Grier, ESPN’s No. 2 QB prospect in the nation, in January.
The Gators’ other returning quarterback, redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg, started the final three games of the season when Murphy aggravated a sprain in his throwing shoulder. Murphy first hurt his shoulder against LSU on Oct. 12. The Gators lost that game and the final six on their schedule.
Once again, it’s Jeff Driskel and a cast of
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Muschamp insisted the job would “be an open competition” in 2014, but many believe it will be Driskel’s to lose. Muschamp has made it clear that he is tweaking the offense — he’s adding hurry-up aspects and might use more spread concepts — to better fit Driskel’s skill set. Of course, those changes also would seemingly fit Murphy.
The school did not make Muschamp available for comment or release a statement, an indication that the coach wasn’t on board with Murphy’s choice.
I can’t imagine how much fun Boom’s gonna have making the booster club rounds this offseason.