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Ex-Gator Will Grier 'as good as advertised' for WVU




As the Florida Gators continue to search internally (and perhaps externally) for their next quarterback, let's check in on Will Grier.

Grier looked like UF's long-term answer in 2015, when he completed almost 66 percent of his passes and threw 10 touchdowns and three interceptions in six games - including wins over Ole Miss and Tennessee. Then he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and earned a one-year NCAA suspension.

He's at West Virginia now, and he just finished 12-of-18 for 202 yards in the Mountaineers' spring game over the weekend.

"He's as good as advertised," West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen told the Charleston Gazette-Mail. "I like the kid's demeanor. He has complete control of the huddle...He has a really good idea of what we want to do offensively. His accuracy is outstanding."

Assuming the NCAA grants his eligibility for the Sept. 3 opener against Virginia Tech, Grier certainly looks like West Virginia's starting quarterback for Week 1.

As for who will be starting at Grier's old school? We still don't know for sure. The Gators are right where Grier left them.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:01am]


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