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Gators Skyler Mornhinweg embraced the challenge of first collegiate game




On the Friday night prior to Florida's game against South Carolina, Florida quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg slept just fine.

Very well, in fact.

Mornhinweg, the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, said he had numerous conversations with his father throughout the week as he prepared to take over for the injured Tyler Murphy, and said he felt very calm and confident heading into the game.

"I'm very proud of him," Florida coach Will Muschamp said. "I just told him to cut loose and have fun. We weren't going to put a lot on him as far as asking him to do a bunch of different things. . . I thought he did a really good job of managing."

Whether Mornhinweg will get another opportunity this week agaisnt Georgia Southern remains to be seen.

"He's (Murphy) not out for the season, Muschap said. "Tyler didn't take any reps (last week). He's not out for the season, but I don't know about this week. He's got a sore shoulder, AC sprain, very similar to what he had before. And it's all about tiime and healing and I don't know yet."

Here's what Mornhinweg had to say about his first collegiate game:

[Last modified: Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:32am]


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