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Florida coach Will Muschamp is battling discipline issues this week. (AP photo)
Florida coach Will Muschamp is battling discipline issues this week. (AP photo)

Florida coach Will Muschamp is battling discipline issues this week. (AP photo)

Will Muschamp is having a tough week.

Backup quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and defensive lineman Gerald Willis III fought each other after Monday’s practice, one day after quarterback Treon Harris was suspended for an alleged sexual assault.

University of Florida police arrived to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium where they found Mornhinweg had sustained “small lacerations on his lower lip,” according to the police report. He was taken to an emergency room for treatment.

He told the officers that the fight was over his cleats, “which he said were located by the team’s staff in Willis’ locker,” ESPN.com reported.

“Upon our arrival, the individuals had already been separated,” university police spokesman Maj. Brad Barber told ESPN.com. “After reviewing with both individuals involved, they each filled out a complaint withdrawal, and no charges were filed.”

Mornhinweg likely would back up Jeff Driskel in Saturday’s game against LSU, if Harris can’t play.

Harris came off the bench to rally the Gators to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee last Saturday, but was suspended Sunday after an alleged incident took place inside a residence hall on campus at 3 a.m.

He was in position to start for Florida against LSU until the suspension. Driskel has been under fire for Florida’s lack of offensive production.

The Gators are 11th in the SEC in total offense with an average of 405 yards a game.


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