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Murphy surprising himself

The internal clock in Tyler Murphy's head was ringing. It was time to go. He was running his first drive as the Florida quarterback against Tennessee, and he narrowly beat the pass rush of linebacker A.J. Johnson before scrambling for a first down. It was foreshadowing of how Murphy would impress the country in his first three games.

His pocket presence has been easy to notice. Murphy is calm and never looks panicked while running the Florida offense. He credits his intense preparation as a backup for it, but there are also natural instincts that play into his feel for the quarterback position. That play against Tennessee was a clear example, especially coming on his first drive under center for Florida, as he slithered away... Recommended Stories

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