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Florida Gators’ Tyler Murphy likely out

 

Miami Herald Writer

Redshirt junior quarterback Tyler Murphy (AC shoulder sprain) remains day-to-day and is unlikely to practice early this week, so Florida is preparing to start redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg for the second week in a row.

The Gators (4-6) host Georgia Southern (6-4) on Saturday hoping to snap a five-game losing streak.

Murphy attempted some light throwing Sunday, but his session was short due to lingering soreness.

“It was just painful,” Murphy said. “There wasn’t much velocity on the ball. ... It wasn’t coming out pretty.”

Florida coach Will Muschamp said the team is moving forward with the notion Mornhinweg will start again, and if Murphy were able to play it would be “a bonus.”

Morhinweg was 9-of-12 for 107 yards and an interception in his first-career action in Florida’s 19-14 loss to South Carolina on Saturday.

KICKOFF ANNOUNCED

No longer a marquee matchup this season, the Sunshine State showdown -- normally reserved for primetime -- is scheduled for an early afternoon kickoff.

Florida will host No. 2 Florida State at noon on Nov. 30, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday. The game will be televised on ESPN.

The last time to two teams played at noon was in 2006, when No. 4 Florida tripped up unranked FSU 21-14 in Tallahassee.

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