The Florida-leaning members of EDSBS have, over the past few years, said some unkind and perhaps unfair things about the quarterbacks who've played for the Gators. We can't take any of those harsh words back (nor am I sure that we would, if given the opportunity), but we can try to move forward and hope that new coaching makes the position of starting Florida QB a label of pride instead of a pre-existing condition for life insurance purposes. So who are the quarterbacks who might lead the Gators into a new era of offensive prosperity?
1. Will Grier
A redshirt freshman and former Parade Player of the Year (why we haven't given a head coaching job in FBS to Marilyn vos Savant is a complete mystery), Grier currently leads the race for the starting job, albeit by a slim margin. He may be the favorite amongst Florida fans given that he hasn't broken anything yet, because Florida fans treat quarterbacks like stray dogs. Maybe this one won't eat the couch cush-OH DAMMIT HE'S EATING THE COUCH CUSHIONS.
2. Treon Harris
The starter for the second half of 2014, Harris's signature win was the 38-20 victory over Georgia...in which he threw six passes for 27 yards and ran six times for 37 yards. Harris has the advantage of the most game experience of any Florida quarterback, though, again, "Will Muschamp game experience" is something you reword on a resume to sound positive. "Able to work through challenging situations." "Self-starter who can work without meaningful supervision." "Has seen some shit."
3. Gephen Starcia
Couldn't resist. @SC_HBC. And sorry, they wouldn't let me wear my SC gear in the swamp pic.twitter.com/jyA0V0cmuN— Stephen Garcia (@StephenGarcia) April 7, 2015
Intriguing eighth-year grad transfer who's beaten Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, as well as appeared in a conference championship game and several flip cup tournaments. Starcia brings a veteran leadership to the locker room and has unparalleled Spring Break cooler packing efficiency. His insistence on wearing Rainbows on the field will limit his mobility, but don't be surprised if he takes the starting job at some point this season.