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Florida has placed transfer restrictions on quarterback Will Grier, who announced his decision to leave Gainesville this past Saturday.

Grier is banned from transferring to other SEC schools, according to Mark Long with the Associated Press.

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Grier might also be restricted to transferring to any schools that Florida plays in the future, which includes Florida State.
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reel_gator8102 months
Almost every single D1 school would do this...not fair to have to face him in a game. BTW it is my understanding that with a full year sit out by transferring....he wont have to sit out six games afterwards.
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Placebeaux102 months
Placing transfer restrictions on a kid should be illegal. Who is Florida to say where he gets his education?
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doya2102 months
Go to a Juco for one year and then he can go wherever he wants.
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jj06102 months
Coaches can go anywhere they want (Boom from UF-AU-USC) but players cant? Such bullshite
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bigolecatfish102 months
La tech lock
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euquol102 months
UF does not want to play him because he's capable of scoring more than 2 TDs whereever he goes and they could never win that game with their pathetic offense.
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TJGator1215102 months
You're an idiot. He's not going to let Grier transfer to FSU, Miami or the SEC. Just like Smart would say the same if Chubb or Eason wanted to transfer to UF. It keeps teams from poaching better players away.

But I thought McElwain said, "We will support him and help him in anyway we can," coach Jim McElwain said in a statement. "This has been very difficult on him and obviously he is looking for a fresh start. We will always be there for him as will all Gators."

Nice way to help him "in anyway" you can, coach.
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11thACR102 months
WHO CARES....???
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GetCocky11102 months
North Carolina or North Carolina State? I figured he'd go somewhere close to home.
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vodkacop102 months
Behind him all the way and help him anyway he can, up to the point where he doesn't want to be a gator anymore lol
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GoldenDawg102 months
But I thought McElwain said, "We will support him and help him in anyway we can," coach Jim McElwain said in a statement. "This has been very difficult on him and obviously he is looking for a fresh start. We will always be there for him as will all Gators."

Nice way to help him "in anyway" you can, coach.
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randomways102 months
"Does the restriction apply to his career, or just this first transfer?"

First transfer only. After that, he's free to do what he wants. The real question is how the NCAA will handle his timetable. They grant medical redshirts for more time than Grier actually spent on the field. I wonder if the time of his suspension next season will count toward the one year limit or if the clock starts ticking when the suspension is up after 6 games?
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NorthGwinnettTiger102 months
If he's got to sit out a year for D1 anyways, can't he just go to D1AA for a year and then go wherever he wants? Does the restriction apply to his career, or just this first transfer?
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randomways102 months
I know there are arguments against players being restricted in transfer options, and sometimes those restrictions are ridiculously punitive, but in Grier's case, UF has a solid case for it. The kid ruined his own season and kinda ruined UF's season by cheating. Allowing him to go bolster an opponent (or potential opponent in, say, the SECCG) means he's essentially twisting the knife while they're scrambling to find a decent replacement for him, a replacement they might have developed further had they known Grier would do this,
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