When is somebody going to take control of this competition?
After strong performances in the opener, both put up “eh” performances against East Carolina. Redshirt freshman Will Grier put up the better numbers, going 10-of-17 for 151 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Sophomore Treon Harris went 5-of-8 for 54 yards and ran for another 32 yards. Grier was in for eight drives and Harris was in for six drives. Florida coach Jim McElwain characterized their play as “very average.”
I will say this: Grier definitely looks like he has the skillset to better execute the offense McElwain wants to run. The arm and accuracy are there, but he missed, as in didn’t see, a lot of open receivers Saturday. Grier also took a lot of chances, throwing two near-interceptions in the third quarter before exiting the game and watching Harris lead the offense for the entire fourth quarter.
I’m not sure either quarterback did enough to win the full-time job this week. Florida might actually head into SEC play with a two-quarterback system.