University of Florida

Seven spots still up for grabs on Florida Gators’ roster

Florida will release an official depth chart sometime next week, as seven spots remain up for grabs.

The competition for the No. 2 quarterback job remains the headliner battle, as the clash between talented freshmen Treon Harris and Will Grier could carry deep into game week.

“We haven’t made any decisions as far as backup quarterback, placekicker, who’s starting in the secondary. None of those decisions have been made,” coach Will Muschamp said.

“We’re going to meet as a staff this afternoon and review today’s film. We’ll go from there.”

The plan remains to play the backup quarterback early in next Saturday’s opener against Idaho.

“We’d like to [play] him by the second quarter,” coach Will Muschamp said. “Whoever ends up being the guy, we’ll go from there. Give [him a] game situation, kind of like we did our first year.”

In 2011, Jeff Driskel, then a freshman, played in the first half of UF’s opener against Florida Atlantic. The Gators have a quintet of freshmen and several veterans vying for multiple spots in the secondary — boundary corner, free safety and nickel — but Muschamp said a number of guys will play even if they aren’t at the top of the depth chart.

• Muschamp awarded a pair of walk-ons scholarships, honoring wideout and special teams contributor

Michael McNeely

and kicker

Frankie Velez

in a team huddle at the end of practice.

• The team is off this weekend as school starts Monday. … UF is nearly 100 percent healthy heading into its opener.

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