Word that Florida suspended starting quarterback Will Grier spread quickly on social media, and people from around the college football community reacted.
According to a report by Gridiron Now’s Mike Huguenin, Grier would be suspended for the rest of the season.
- Florida coach Jim McElwain confirmed Grier’s suspension and addressed it with the media.
- Grier also issued a statement on his suspension. He apologized and admitted to taking an over-the-counter supplement.
The No. 8-ranked Gators will be in Death Valley this weekend for a showdown with No. 6 LSU. Tigers coach Les Miles discussed Florida’s situation shortly after the news broke:
"I would suggest that the passing will be the same. It'll be just another QB doing it," Miles said of Florida.
— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) October 12, 2015
— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) October 12, 2015
Miles on Grier suspension altering #LSU prep: "Most of the time, second team QB can operate the offense as is."
— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) October 12, 2015
A few former SEC players weighed in on the news:
No Grier No come on man everything was in front of you!!! Smh
— Marcus Spears (@mspear96) October 12, 2015
Will Grier suspended for PEDs? What the hell does a QB need PEDs for? Most QBs don’t even do the same lift workout as the rest of the team
— T.J. Moe (@TJMoe28) October 12, 2015
No way!! Say it isn't so
— Josh Evans (@JAY_E_9) October 12, 2015
Here is what people around the country are saying about the reported suspension:
As long as Florida didn't know, there's no risk of Florida vacating any wins. As long as it followed protocol, it's fine.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 12, 2015
— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) October 12, 2015
Will Grier’s suspension means LSU faces a back-up QB for 4th straight game (Syracuse, Eastern Michigan & South Carolina) via @RabalaisAdv
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 12, 2015
I can't remember such a major player testing positive, losing a whole season any time recently.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 12, 2015
What?!?!? Wow!!!! https://t.co/09jSSlXYHo
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 12, 2015
Muschamp left Florida in such disarray they don't even have anyone clean to fill the cup for the star quarterback?
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 12, 2015