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Offseason Made Murphy Refocus

Offseason Made Murphy Refocus

Erik Murphy was forced to make a decision. After he was arrested and charged with one felony count of third-degree burglary in St. Augustine over the summer, it didn't take long before Billy Donovan got in his ear. There were just two years left in Murphy's career at the time of the incident. At that point, his role had only been as a bench player.

Murphy had to commit to the program or coast through the rest of his career. "It forced him to do some soul searching about what was important to him and what he wanted to do," said Billy Donovan, whose Gators host LSU tonight at 6 p.m. "I think he has responded from a lot of the adversities in a very positive way. It has made him better as a person and a player. He is becoming more and more...

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