Last week, Florida Gators’ head coach Will Muschamp announced that six Florida players, all on the offensive side of the ball, would be leaving the program.
Quarterback Tyler Murphy was among those players.
Starting quarterback Jeff Driskel went down with a leg injury in a 31-17 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers and Murphy took over the starting job. He started the next six games, leading the Gators to a 2-4 record before a shoulder injury forced him to miss the last three games of the season, all losses.
On the season, Murphy completed 112 of 185 passes for 1,216 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed for 61 yards and three touchdowns.
With Driskel and redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg returning and the addition of the highly-touted Will Grier, Murphy decided to leave the program.
According to reports, Murphy wants to go to the Boston College Eagles where he would play for former Gators’ offensive coordinator Steve Addazio or the Louisville Cardinals, who are coached by former Gators’ defensive coordinator Charlie Strong.
It seems strange that Muschamp would block either school because neither will show up on the Florida schedule any time soon.