LSU will face a backup quarterback for the fourth consecutive week. Saturday’s opponent, Florida, will be without starting quarterback Will Grier, because the redshirt freshman was suspended for the rest of the season after he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.
Sophomore Treon Harris is expected to replace Grier on Saturday at Death Valley. LSU coach Les Miles said the loss of Grier shouldn’t change Florida’s offense too much.
“I would suggest that the passing will be the same,” Miles said according to USA Today’s Glenn Guilbeau. “It’ll be just another QB doing it,”
Miles said he expects Florida’s core plays to remain the same and added that Florida has enough talent to overcome Grier’s absence.
“There will be enough talent there to field a capable quarterback,” Miles said according to NOLA.com’s Jerit Roser.
The odd circumstances surrounding LSU’s season continue to develop. Last week, LSU played an impromptu home game after South Carolina was forced to move the game from Columbia, S.C. to Baton Rouge, La. after extreme flooding took place last week. LSU faced Syracuse’s fifth-string quarterback, Eastern Michigan’s backup quarterback and South Carolina’s third-string passer the last three weeks. Florida’s Harris will likely be the best backup quarterback LSU has faced during this span.
Les on Grier's suspension: "We expect their core plays to stay the same."
— Ron Higgins (@RonHigg) October 12, 2015
"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
If Grier is suspended, this will be 4th straight week #LSU faces a team's backup QB: Syracuse, EMU, S. Carolina, Florida.
— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) October 12, 2015