After completing one of the most exciting comebacks in program history, Florida Gators redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier was believed by many to be a no-brainer to be the team’s starter for the remainder of the season. Instead, with sophomore Treon Harris coming off suspension and head coach Jim McElwain not completely pleased with Grier’s performance, Florida’s quarterback competition will continue.
“We’ll see. We’ll see how it goes this week in practice,” McElwain said. “I thought Will did some real good things in the game but there’s some things he’s got to get better at, too.”
Good things in the game, such as two fourth-quarter touchdown drives – including three fourth-down conversions to aid the scores – that rallied the Gators back from a 13-point deficit to a one-point victory.
Despite that, McElwain said Grier did not solidify the job.
“Those two drives at the end were what he’s supposed to do. That’s what you do when you play the position, you know? We practice it that way; he executed it. There were a lot of drives there that weren’t executed. Got a long ways to go. And he knows it, too,” the coach said.
“He sees it on film and realizes how he can get better. There’s a certain expectation level that you need to have as a player and there’s a lot of plays he’ll want back. There are a lot of great plays he made. But that’s part of the maturation process of being a quarterback.”
No. 23 Florida will host No. 3 Ole Miss on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Love how Coach Mac hasn't named a starter. He's makin them boys have to compete & work every week. Willy G is gettin good! Treon just balls!
— Darious Cummings (@5BearCummings5) September 28, 2015