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Florida vs. Mississippi: Will Grier to make fourth straight start for Gators

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No change of plans this week.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday against Mississppi, Florida redshirt freshman Will Grier will start at quarterback for the fourth consecutive game, Jim McElwain announced to reporters on Wednesday evening.

Grier first started for Florida on September 12 against East Carolina, a game in which he split time at the position with sophomore Treon Harris. But Grier has played every snap at quarterback over Florida's last two games, with Harris being a healthy scratch at Kentucky and ineligible due to suspension for last week's game against Tennessee.

Grier was one of the primary actors in Florida's stunning comeback against the Vols, throwing for 141 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter of that game.

Grier starting on Saturday will mean that Florida has started a quarterback who came into a season with zero previous collegiate starts for at least a third of its games for four consecutive seasons. In 2012, Jeff Driskel made his first 11 starts; in 2013, Tyler Murphy made his first six; and in 2014, Harris started Florida's final six games as a true freshman.