Grier is the difference for Florida, according to Pinkel
Head coach Gary Pinkel knows his defense needs to disrupt the current rhythm of Florida signal-caller Will Grier.
The Gators' quarterback has been playing at an incredibly high level this year. Grier is completing passes at a 67.2-percent clip, and has thrown 10 touchdowns to only three interceptions. He also effectively beat out Treon Harris for the job, and has led Jim McElwain's team to a perfect 5-0 start.
Grier's command of the offense has been the most impressive part. Playing with intelligence, guile, and moxie, the North Carolina gets the ball to where it needs to be. It's far-cry from the previous few years under former head coach Will Muschamp, where the Gators struggled immensely at the position.
Missouri needs to make Grier uncomfortable in the pocket. He can't get time to set up shop and calmly find the likes of Antonio Callaway, Brandon Powell and Demarcus Robinson. As a result, the defensive end pairing of Walter Brady and Charles Harris will be huge in this contest.
Pinkel on Will Grier: "I think that's the difference. Football is the greatest team sport, except for one spot and that's at QB."
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 7, 2015
Missouri HC Gary Pinkel on #Gators: "Offensively, they're playing at a whole different level than they were playing in the past."
— Landon Watnick (@LandonWatnick) October 7, 2015
Pinkel says Will Grier is "the difference" in Florida's offense.
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) October 7, 2015