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Florida Gators' Will Grier won't practice during Citrus Bowl preparation



QB Will Grier won't practice with the Gators as they prepare for the Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl but will rejoin Florida's workouts a few days later, coach Jim McElwain told reporters at his Tuesday news conference in Gainesville.

"(He'll) jump in and be ready to roll," McElwain said.

Grier received a one-year suspension in October for failing an NCAA drug test. He must sit out the first six games of next season.

McElwain met with Grier last week and said Grier won't practice because his suspension keeps him from attending the bowl site, anyway.

"It's tough on everybody," McElwain said. "The poor guy, walking on campus ain't easy. I just feel sick about it...

"Look, you can sit and cry over it, or you can move forward and make the best of it. And that's one thing I think he's doing."

Grier, a redshirt freshman, completed 65 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions in the Gators' first six games (all wins). Sophomore Treon Harris took over after Grier was suspended. Harris completed 52 percent of his passes for nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:30pm]


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