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Frustrations rode high for the Gators all season long, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. And much of that blame can be attributed to the underachieving play at the quarterback position.
After Jeff Driskel went down versus Tennessee with a broken fibula, Florida saw a myriad of quarterbacks under center, including Tyler Murphy and most recently Skyler Mornhinweg.
The results, however, were minimal.
In seven starts, Murphy completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 1,216 yards and six touchdowns all the while coping with patchwork offensive line play and a diminished playbook.
But a shoulder injury sustained versus Vanderbilt shelved Murphy for the remainder of the season, and Florida's third-stringer, Mornhinweg, threw for fewer than 150 yards in three consecutive games.
Unsurprisingly, the Gators relied heavily on an injury-laden halfback stable with freshman Kelvin Taylor leading the way for the better part of the second half of the season following a Matt Jones' torn meniscus.
Florida finished No. 107 in passing yards per game (170.9) and No. 117 in passing yards per completion (10.31), all the while having thrown just 11 touchdowns.
The Gators' shortcomings in the passing game can be directly attributed to poor game-planning, a lack of offensive ingenuity and a scarcity of talent at key skilled positions—all issues that must be corrected during the offseason.