Florida is one of just two SEC schools yet to name a starting quarterback before Saturday’s season opener.
The Gators host lowly New Mexico State, and coach Jim McElwain still hasn’t settled on Will Grier or Treon Harris.
“We actually had a long meeting last night again and this morning just kind of looking at what’s going to be best,” McElwain said Monday. “I don’t know when we’ll determine it. … We’ll come up with the best plan that’s going to help us be successful.”
Grier, a redshirt freshman, and Harris, the sophomore incumbent, continue to share reps with the first-team offense, and McElwain didn’t divulge whether the pair would alternate series or rotate quarters.
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McElwain did hint that he likely wouldn’t settle on a starter until after the first game.
“I don’t think that idea is going to be uncovered until we get in a game situation,” he said.
“As much as you try to simulate it, there’s no experience for doing it. I think it’s going to tell us a lot when we get done and watch the video of this game.”
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Florida will wear a helmet decal all season honoring the late Ray Graves. The former Gators athletics director and coach died in April at the age of 96. … McElwain said UF would “probably play” eight offensive lineman and nine receivers in the opener.