Gators go with freshman QB

ATHENS - Florida will have a first-time starter at quarterback against Georgia.

Freshman Treon Harris from Miami, who played in a backup role in a win at Tennessee and rotated in during a loss at Missouri, will replace fourth-year junior Jeff Driskel, Gators coach Will Muschamp said on Wednesday.

Harris completed 8 of 12 passes for 98 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown pass and also ran for a 3-yard touchdown.

“You saw what he did late in the game,'' Muschamp said. "He has a knack for making plays and making some good things happen for our football team. We've struggled with production at the quarterback position and that's been an issue for us.”

Driskel has thrown 10 interceptions in six games. Muschamp said he will still “have a role,” against Georgia, but that it’s Harris’ game against Georgia.

Richt called Harris “a very dangerous athlete. It’s kind of like playing a guy who’s in the wild cat every snap except he can really throw it.”

Harris did not play against LSU after a sexual assault claim was made against him by a Florida student that was later withdrawn.

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Former Georgia defensive back Scott Woerner is among 75 players from FBS schools on the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame ballot released Wednesday. Woerner, a member of Georgia’s 1980 national championship team, was a first-team All-American that season and was named outstanding special teams player for the Bulldogs in 1977 and 1980. The ’15 class will be announced Jan. 9

Freshman tailback Sony Michel (broken bone in shoulder) did not practice Wednesday but ran on the side, Chubb said.

Outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter was on a stationary bike early in practice.

Receiver Michael Bennett (undisclosed) was in a non-contact jersey.

Receiver Blake Tibbs (concussion) did not practice.

Wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell (knee) and Justin Scott-Wesley (ankle, knee) are no longer in non-contact jerseys.

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