The Gator football team plays its second SEC game of the year Saturday when it travels to face the Kentucky Wildcats, a team Florida has not lost to since 1986.
Last weekend Tyler Murphy took the role of starting quarterback after starter Jeff Driskel went down with an injury, leading the Gators to a victory over the Tennessee Volunteers. Since that win, Murphy has been the center of conversation.
Gator coach Will Muschamp commends the redshirt junior on playing like a true Gator when the opportunity arose.
With a new starting quarterback, Florida offensive coordinator Brett Pease now has to adapt the Gator offense to Murphy’s strengths. Pease believes that Kentucky’s defense will implement all kinds of coverage looks to try to confuse Murphy but he believes the offense will be able to prepare for anything thrown at them.
Murphy considers himself a dual threat being able to make plays with his feet and throw the ball. He says that he is going to spend time at practice working on his throwing game.
Murphy isn’t the only player who is going to get more playing time, freshman running back Kelvin Taylor could get more chances to run the ball this week as well after improvement in practice. Pease says that Taylor has speed and when the flow of the game is in their favor they more than likely will put him in.
You can hear the Florida-Kentucky game live Saturday on ESPN 850-WRUF starting at 4pm with kickoff at 7pm.