It was an awful weekend for Florida quarterbacks.
First, starting passer Jeff Driskel had to finally, some would say mercifully, be benched after his terrible run to start the season. Against a Tennessee defense that is routinely gashed by other teams, the fourth-year junior only completed 11 of 23 passes for 59 yards and three interceptions before getting yanked.
Then quarterback Treon Harris came in and, somehow, rallied the Gators to two scoring drives and a 10-9 victory over the Volunteers. That heartwarming story was crushed though when the freshman was suspended indefinitely by the team the morning before he was supposed to be announced as the new starter on Monday.
That was after news broke that he had been accused of sexual assault stemming from an incident the night before.
Did you think that was the end of it?
Think again — there's more.
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Fight over cleats
Sophomore quarterback Skyler Morhinweg added to a long-list of headaches provided by Florida quarterbacks in the last few days.
University of Florida police were called to the football stadium Monday night, according to ESPN, after a fight broke out between Morhinweg and freshman defensive lineman Gerald Willis III.
The subject of their dispute? A "misunderstanding" surrounding the quarterback's cleats, which were later located by team staff in Willis' locker.
"Upon our arrival, the individuals had already been separated," university police spokesman Maj. Brad Barber told ESPN. "After reviewing with both individuals involved, they each filled out a complaint withdrawal and no charges were filed."
Mornhinweg is the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, and suffered "small lacerations on his lower lip," according to the police report. It even included a trip to the emergency room.
The third-year player — he redshirted and ran the scout team as a freshman — started the last three games for the Gators last year after Driskel and backup Tyler Murphy were injured.
He is the clear backup, or even potential replacement, for Driskel now.
"It was a misunderstanding between two teammates," UF spokesman Steve McClain said. "Coach [Will] Muschamp has not announced any discipline decisions at this time."
But while Mornhinweg may have been considered to step in this week, after the negative attention caused by his fight, that seems a little less likely. It comes at a terrible time for the Gators, who have a coach on the hot seat, a difficult matchup against LSU coming up and razor-thin depth at the game's most important position: signal-caller.
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