The Florida Gators are looking to repeat much of what they did in 2015 as they went 10-2 and won the SEC East for the first time since 2009. They may have to do it without two of their top offensive players as, reportedly, neither Antonio Callaway nor Treon Harris have been with the team since January.
Head coach Jim McElwain confirmed those reports on Tuesday as he said that they are finishing up some schoolwork. This looks like the two players are trying to get all their ducks in a row so they have no eligibility issues going into the summer.
Florida coach Jim McElwain: 'Guys we're going to be without … Treon (Harris) and Antonio (Callaway). They're still doing some schoolwork.'
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) March 8, 2016
Callaway, a rising sophomore, was a phenom last season as a freshman for the Gators. He caught 35 passes for 678 yards and four touchdowns, while also returning 29 punts for 435 yards and two touchdowns.
Harris, on the other hand, began the season as the team’s starting quarterback, before being replaced by Will Grier. After Grier’s suspension, he took the starting job back over, but has since made a position change to wide receiver.
Both of these two players were looking to be big parts of their offensive success in the fall, but if they aren’t around, the Florida Gators could have some trouble in their quest to repeat as SEC East champions.
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