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As if the Big 12 didn't have enough big-armed, high-powered offenses.Former Florida quarterback Will Grier is headed to West Virginia, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen announced Wednesday.MORE: | LOOKING BACK: Grier's father: the Paul Kariya Jersey news of Grier's move.Grier completed 65.6 percent of his pa ses last season at Florida for 1,202 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in six games. After leading the Gators to a 6-0 start,he was for taking a banned over-the-counter substance and his .He will sit out the 2016 season (NCAA transfer rules)and should be available for 2017 if there are no further complications stemming from his suspension.Senior Skyler Howard is West Virginia's starting quarterback. Last season he helped the Mountaineers to 479.7 yards per game (23rd-best in the nation)and 34.0 points (35th). The Mountaineers finished 8 Rob Ramage Jersey -5 with a win in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl against Arizona State.Six quarterbacks are on West Virginia's roster this spring. Only Howard will run out of eligibility after this season. Redshirt sophomore Mikhail Grigorenko Jersey William Crest completed 11-of-25 pa ses last season for 124 yards. He's the only quarterback on the roster besides Howard to throw a pa s. Three-star 2016 signee Cody Saunders enrolled early and spent the spring practicing with the Mountaineers. Other QBs on the team include redshirt freshman Chris Chugunov, redshirt sophomore Austin Hensley and sophomore David Sills, who spent time at receiver last season (7 catches, 131 yards, 2 TDs). Andreas Martinsen Jersey Certainly Grier will have to earn his spot in 2017, but it's obvious that he's the frontrunner to replace Howard.The 6-2, 201-pound Grier gives Holgorsen not only a quarterback who can make all the throws but a dual-threat presence. He ran for 116 yards in six games last season with two TDs. He's not a read-option kind of running QB, but he's athletic and fast enough to extend plays with his feet and burn defenses that don't account for his ability to run.Grier battled Treon Harris for the starting job at Florida last season. He emerged as the full-time starter in the third game of the season against Kentucky. His biggest moment came against Tenne see Ben Smith Jersey when he threw two TD pa ses in the final four minutes, including a with 1:09 to play for the one-point win.He followed that game with a 271-yard, four-TD performance in a 38-10 win against No. 3 Ole Mi s.