Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain announced that Treon Harris and Antonio Callaway are not on the team’s roster for at least spring football.
As the Florida Gators prepare to open spring football practice to begin the defense of their 2015 SEC East title, they will be without two of the key members of their offense from last season.
Quarterback Treon Harris, who started the 2015 season opener and the second half of the season for first year head coach Jim McElwain, has not been on the team during the offseason drills leading up to spring practice. McElwain announced that Harris isn’t the only player who won’t be seeing action this spring:
McElwain announced the players have been off the roster due to academic issues and nothing to do with discipline. He would not elaborate on what the players needed to do in order to be back on the roster in time for the 2016 season.
After losing the starting job to Will Grier, Harris reclaimed the spot when Grier was handed a year-long suspension for violating NCAA rules. Harris led the team to several wins and helped clinch the SEC East, but the offense struggled late in the year during a three-game losing streak that saw the Florida Gators score just 14 points combined on offense against Florida State, Alabama and Michigan.
Callaway, who played high school football with Harris in Miami, emerged as the top pass target over the course of his freshman season. His biggest play of the season was on a 4th-and-14 play where he went 63 yards for the game-winning touchdown in a come from behind victory over Tennessee.