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So far, Gators’ Luke Del Rio has replaced Will Grier just fine

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These days, they talk about the Gators. Is Florida as good as it’s No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll? Is anyone’s defense any better? Do the Gators have enough offense to get past this streak of games against Arkansas, South Carolina, LSU and FSU? One thing you don’t hear, however, is talk about yesterday’s hero, Will Grier. He is gone and pretty much forgotten. In his place is another young quarterback, Luke Del Rio. And despite the offensive struggles…

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Year in Review: Florida Gators began a new era in 2015 under Jim McElwain

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For the Florida Gators, 2015 will be remembered as a turnaround. But will 2016 be good as well? The Gators, picked to finish among the lower rungs of the SEC, instead took the league by storm and won the East Division behind new coach Jim McElwain. At one point, they won against Tennessee, Ole Miss and Missouri. Oh, all of the feel-good didn’t last. After quarterback Will Grier was suspended for a year for PEDs, the Gators’ offense struggled, and…

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NCAA denies the appeal of Gators’ quarterback Will Grier

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For one of the few times all season, something has not gone right with the Florida Gators. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the NCAA has decided to reject the appeal of Gators’ quarterback Will Grier. Grier will remain suspended until next Oct. 15, just before the team plays against Missouri. Grier was suspended by the NCAA for use of a banned substance. Grier said it was an over-the-counter supplement and did not check with the Florida medical staff. Sophomore Treon…

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This time, Florida Gators hope to make it past the stubborn Missouri Tigers

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For the University of Florida, reality is named Missouri. For two years now, it has been the Missouri Tigers who have revealed to the Gators who they really are. Unfortunately. Saturday, we will see if it can happen again. Last year, for instance, Florida was 4-2, and everything seemed to be correctable. And then Missouri came into Ben Hill Griffith Stadium, and everything changed. Missouri won 42-14, and the Gators limped to a 7-5 finish that cost head coach Will…

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Florida’s Will Grier wins Sunshine State Player of the Week Honors

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Jim McElwain probably won’t applaud this selection, but this week, there is only one choice. For the second straight week, quarterback Will Grier is the Sunshine State Player of the Week. Grier ran the Gators’ record to 5-0 Saturday night with a 38-10 rout of previously third-ranked Ole Miss. Grier hit 24 of 29 for 279 yards and four touchdowns, most of it the first half when the Gators ran off and hid. McElwain continues to pour faint praise on…

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Gators’ Will Grier named as Sunshine State Player of the Week

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It was fourth-down-and-legacy. Man, did Florida quarterback Will Grier have a long way to go. For three quarters, he had been just another quarterback. But there in a fourth-quarter comeback, darned if Grier didn’t take on the look of a player who had arrived, leading the Gators to a 28-27 comeback victory that will sting the Tennessee Vols for a while. For his efforts, Grier is the Sunshaine State Player of the Week. Grier had hit only 12 of 24 passes…

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College Roundup: Florida’s Will Grier stars on fourth down

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Call him Mr. Fourth down. Will Grier went from a resort freshman quarterback to a piece of lore Saturday afternoon, leading the Florida Gators to a dramatic comeback over the Tennessee Vols. Florida, behind 20-7 at one point, roared back to beat the Vols, 21-20, in the first significant victory of the Jim McElwain era Saturday. In the win, Grier went from a quarterback who hadn’t quite satisfied his head coach to a player to content with. He picked up…

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