Florida Gators to play two quarterbacks – Grier, Harris – in 2015 season opener

By Adam Silverstein
August 27, 2015

Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain announced Thursday at a post-practice media availability that redshirt freshman Will Grier and sophomore Treon Harris will both play quarterback in the team’s season opener on Sept 5.

McElwain said he has not seen either signal caller distinguish himself in practice and wants to give them both a chance to shine under the lights on Saturday night, Sept 5.

“It will play itself out. There isn’t a timetable. The timetable is [to] figure out a way to win football games with whoever is moving the team at that position and getting the right parts at the other positions as well,” he said.

“By no means am I displeased with what they’re doing, but we still need to see in live action how they elevate the play of the people around them.”

Harris started the final six games of the 2014 season for Florida, and while he did provide a bit of a spark, he was mostly ineffective for the Gators. Grier took a redshirt during his true freshman campaign but has the size (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) and pocket presence that McElwain has historically looked for in his starting signal callers.


  1. Avatar Dave Massey says:

    Hope they both get a fair opportunity to prove themselves. Unlike under dump chump when he said the same thing about Brissett and Driskel. Looking back at the beginning of that year I would have to say the dumper had already made up his mind and was just trying to keep Brissett from transferring in case of injury to Driskel, he transferred anyways. Hope the cream gets to rise to the top this time.

  2. Avatar Mike The Red says:

    Mike The Red,

    Spurrier had success with a two QB system. If it is not affecting the number of reps they are getting, why not?

    If someone is having a good game, leave them in. If they are not, give the other guy a try. Keep the defense guessing.