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Gators' Will Muschamp hopes to have backup QB by week 3



Florida QB's Skyler Mornhinweg, Will Grier and Treon Harris are all making a solid push for the Gators' backup quarterback position, coach Will Muschamp said Friday.

"All three guys are even and we have been trying to get guys — to be fair — get guys different looks with different units," Muschamp said. "And we'll continue to rotate those guys with the different offensive lines and different skill kids to make sure those guys get the fair opportunity."

Early on Grier and Harris have been impressive in their first camp.

Those guys have shown some really good things as far as arm talent and poise," Muschamp said. "The No. 1 thing that strikes me with both young men is they have a very positive way about themselves with the players. I think I call it the ‘it factor.’ They both have that as far as how the players respond to them. You can see a reason why they were where they were in high school and the accomplishments they have are very easy to see. They’re very talented guys, but I look at more the intangible part of that position, and they both have that.”

Muschamp said none have done enough to win the job outright yet, but it's a matter he hopes to have settled before the Gators begin game-week preparations for Idaho.

"We’ve had a lot of discussion," Muschamp said. "I think Will and Treon both are very athletic guys and we probably will make them live at some point in some scrimmage as we move forward. But the 15th or 16th practice, we come back and we have a scrimmage on the Friday, then the Saturday morning will be more of a loose down special teams practice, and then we’re going to take Sunday off. That Monday and Tuesday we’ll have some live work for those guys to see how they respond in those situations and we’ll probably have a decision after that."


[Last modified: Friday, August 8, 2014 6:50pm]


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