Murphy still questionable
Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.
Injured Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy threw on a limited basis in Tuesday’s practice and remains questionable for Saturday’s game against No. 2 Florida State, UF coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday.
“He threw a little bit (Tuesday),” Muschamp said on the SEC coaches’ teleconference. “We’ll see if he can do more today.”
Murphy missed the past two games with a painful sprained shoulder that has severely limited him in practice. With Murphy still unable to go through a full practice, the Gators are getting redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg ready to start his third game.
In his first two starts (losses to South Carolina and Georgia Southern), Mornhinweg combined to throw for 229 yards and two touchdowns and had an interception in the USC game. The Gators averaged only 17 points in those two games.
“I'm preparing all week like I'm going to be the guy,” Mornhinweg said. “I'm just going to work hard all week and get ready to go play. It's exciting.
“I feel like I'm getting better every week. Coach (Brent) Pease is doing a great job getting me ready each week. And I feel like I'm getting better."
While Murphy is questionable for Saturday’s game, starting left tackle D.J. Humphries is out with a sprained knee. He’s missed the last three games.
The Gators are getting two defensive starters back for Saturday’s game — end Jonathan Bullard (knee) and cornerback Marcus Roberson (ankle).
“Jonathan Bullard moved around at practice pretty good (Tuesday) in some limited reps. I think he’ll be good to go,” Muschamp said. “Marcus Roberson practiced well (Tuesday).”
The two linebackers who were injured in the Georgia Southern game — Michael Taylor (knee) and Alex Anzalone (shoulder) — are out of Saturday’s game.