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Gators Tyler Murphy returns to practice



Florida junior QB Tyler Murphy returned to practice on Monday after missing nearly two weeks nursing a sprained shoulder.

"He threw," Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease said. "He threw and he was — it’s really been about two weeks where he hasn’t done (anything). He’s thrown about 30 balls up until (Monday). So you know his arm — his accuracy was off a little bit and just kind of getting back into the rhythm and the timing of everything and still kind of having to zip. I mean, he’s fine that way that he can throw, it’s just kind of getting back into that flow after you haven’t done anything for 14 days."

In its most recent games against LSU and Missouri, Murphy has been sacked 10 times and the Gators have gained just 170 rushing yards – 59 vs. Missouri. The Gators have a combined 221 passing yards in those games. Asked if it's critical for the offense to play well to help regain its confidence this week against Georgia, Pease replied: "No doubt."

"We’ve been in such spots and had so many lulls," he said. "If you look at the Missouri game, we just had way too many negative plays. We’ve got to get back to where we’re, I think, you've got to find some confidence in what you do and have some belief and get in some rhythm of what you’re doing. If you don’t, you just continually kind of dig yourself down into a hole, and it’s hard to get out of. We’ve got to get out of that.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:47pm]


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