Quarterback Will Grier’s has sat out of practice this week while the school appeals his suspension for violating the NCAA’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Grier is ineligible to travel with the eighth-ranked Gators, but is allowed to practice with the team while suspended.
“He’s handling some things. Some things he’s got to deal with,” UF coach Jim McElwain said. “He’ll be back. He’s a part of the football team.”
With Grier out, sophomore quarterback Treon Harris will make his eighth-career start at No. 6 LSU.
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Florida is appealing the length of Grier’s suspension (one calendar year). The Gators are hoping Grier is eligible to start the 2016 season.
“We’re doing everything we can, administratively and legally, to help him,” McElwain said.