Chomping at Bits: How Tyler Murphy became Florida's starter, and beat Tennessee

Al Messerschmidt

It's been less than 48 hours since Tyler Murphy threw his first collegiate pass that didn't come on a two-point conversion. But everything now is new and different for Murphy and Florida.

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Tyler Murphy waited his time: And now he's Florida's starting quarterback. (Andy Staples, SI.com)

Murphy's always been clutch: Of course, your high school coach will say every good thing about you. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Murphy passed first test: Many more await. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

Florida didn't lose its head, and didn't lose: I think we're now overstating how calm the Gators were, though. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

A defensive report card: Can't complain about these grades. (Richard Johnson, Gator Country)

Dante Fowler, Jr. named SEC Defensive Player of the Week: Well-deserved. (GatorZone)

An interview with the man who dated that Craigslist girl: He's a friend of the blog. (ParadigmShift35, Throw The Flag)

Florida ranked ninth in soccer: About right. (Top Drawer Soccer)

Your Gators moment of zen: The first Tyler Murphy touchdown, from the student section.

Apologies for the late start today: I slept like nine hours last night, apparently compensating for getting about nine over the weekend. How excited are you about Tyler Murphy? Did you think Dante Fowler did a great job on Saturday? The comments are yours.

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Andy Hutchins is Alligator Army's managing editor. Follow Alligator Army on Twitter and Facebook.

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