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Florida may start third-string QB

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Florida's difficult season could get a little more difficult as third-string quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, a redshirt freshman, may be forced into a starting role for the Gators in Saturday's game against South Carolina.

Florida (4-5) has lost a lot of players to injury this season, and that includes the quarterback position.

Jeff Driskel, who began the season as the starting quarterbacks, was lost for the season back in September with an ankle injury.

Tyler Murphy has been the starter since then, but he has been bothered by a lingering shoulder injury, which he aggravated in the loss to Vanderbilt last weekend.

Whether Murphy plays Saturday will be a game-time decision, but coach Will Muschamp made it sound as if Mornhinweg will be the starter.

"That's the way it's looking now," Muschamp said on his Thursday night radio show, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Mornhinweg, who is the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, has never started a game for Florida and has never thrown a pass at the collegiate level.

Walk-on Christian Provencha would be as Mornhinweg's backup if Murphy cannot play.
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