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Gators uncertain who will start at QB against FSU

Quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg was 14-for-25 for just 122 yards in Florida’s loss to Georgia Southern.

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Quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg was 14-for-25 for just 122 yards in Florida’s loss to Georgia Southern.

GAINESVILLE — Florida was still unsure on Wednesday who will start at quarterback Saturday when the Gators host No. 2 Florida State.

Junior QB Tyler Murphy, who has missed the past three games with shoulder injuries, remains questionable and a game-time decision, coach Will Muschamp said. Murphy threw on a limited basis on Tuesday, but has not been able to participate in full practices. Coaches were hoping to increase his workload.

If Murphy can't go, third-teamer Skyler Mornhinweg will make his third consecutive start.

FSU: Rivalry check

TALLAHASSEE — Jameis Winston was not well-versed in the FSU-Florida rivalry.

Growing up in Alabama, the Seminoles quarterback paid more attention to the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn. But he's learning the intricacies of FSU-Florida.

"Obviously I know a little bit more about the history of Auburn-Alabama," he said. "Me and the guys argue about which one is the biggest rivalry and stuff, but this rivalry is obviously huge."

Winston said he's looking forward to playing his first game in the Swamp.

"They said it's electric; I've been there before," Winston said. "I know it's in the dumps, like it kind of echoes and stuff."

Orlando Sentinel

USF: Reunion game

TAMPA — Friday night's game against UCF will feature a reunion for USF defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and Knights coach George O'Leary.

At Georgia Tech, Bresnahan served as inside linebackers coach and O'Leary was defensive coordinator during the team's national title run in 1990.

Bresnahan said he hasn't kept up with O'Leary much on a personal level in the years since, but he has many fond memories from their time together.

"It was fun, we had a blast, we really did," Bresnahan recalled. "We've stayed in contact very minimal, but I've followed his career and he's done an unbelievable job. We had a great staff (at Georgia Tech)."

Jeff Odom, Times correspondent

UCF: Keeping focus

ORLANDO — With UCF just two wins away from an American Athletic Conference title and BCS berth, the first-place Knights want to avoid a slipup against upcoming opponents (USF, SMU) boasting just six wins combined this season.

Senior WR Jeff Godfrey said the team knows where it stands, but that the approach has not changed from earlier in the year.

"We just go out there and practice hard every day," he said. "We know what's at stake. … We're not looking at any pressure, we just go out there and finish the season strong. As a team, that's what we have on our minds."

Orlando Sentinel

UM: Battle the chill

CORAL GABLES — With a storm moving across the Northeast this week, Miami coaches and players have been peppered about their ability to handle a cold-weather game at Pitt.

"It's going to come down to protecting the ball well and finding a running game against obviously the great Pitt defensive front and connecting on the passes that you throw," coach Al Golden said. "We can't have a lot of incomplete balls because it's cold, windy, (or) whatever the case may be."

Friday's game-time forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 30s.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Up next

Miami: at Pittsburgh, 3:30

Friday, Ch. 11

USF: at UCF, 8 Friday, ESPN

UF: vs. FSU, noon Saturday, ESPN

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