Tyler Murphy is a multi-dimensional quarterback with a dual purpose for the Boston College football program.

Murphy, a graduate transfer from Florida, is the perfect stopgap quarterback for BC’s immediate needs. He has the tools and game experience to keep the Eagles competitive in a transition season while facilitating the development of his potential replacement, freshman Darius Wade.

“Tyler has had a really good spring and he’s dynamic,” said BC coach Steve Addazio. “He’s been working with Darius and Darius is working hard and he’s going to be a real good player.”

Murphy put the Eagles’ first offense through the motions yesterday under the bubble at Alumni Stadium in one of the final spring practice sessions and will have his grasp of Addazio’s offense tested under friendly fire in the annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game on Saturday.

Addazio served as Urban Meyer’s offensive coordinator at Florida when he recruited Murphy out of Wethersfield, Conn., in the fall of 2009. As a graduate transfer, Murphy is eligible to replace four-year starter Chase Rettig when the season opens against UMass on Aug. 30 at Gillette Stadium.

“My freshman year down at Florida, coach Addazio was there and we are running some of the stuff we did down there,” Murphy said. “But we are still doing some of the stuff BC did last year with all the success they had with the power running game.

“We are trying to be versatile on offense and do whatever works. The more things we install in the spring, the more stuff we can work on in the offseason and bring into the season.”

Murphy arrived from Florida along with offensive lineman Ian Silberman. Addazio established the Gainesville-to-Boston shuttle last year when he imported left tackle Matt Patchan, who started 13 games and helped guide BC tailback Andre Williams to an ACC-record 2,177 yards with 18 touchdowns.

“I talked to (Patchan) and he told me he loved it up here and he thought he was part of a family,” Murphy said. “There were good guys and high-character guys, and everyone worked hard to be a part of it.”

Murphy’s need for a fourth-quarter do-over was identical to Patchan, who suffered a series of injuries that derailed his Florida experience. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Murphy started six games for the Gators last season and played in 12.