Fla. Football Players Transfer: Jacoby Brissett and Chris Johnson Ditch Will Muschamp

| by Alex Groberman

Two relatively noteworthy players will be transferring from Florida, head coach Will Muschamp announced this week.

Following the Gators’ 33-23 Sugar Bowl defeat to Louisville, backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett and linebacker Chris Johnson have decided to move on.

The latter player, you will recall, was ejected from the Sugar Bowl after trying to punch an opponent at the beginning of the second half.  

"Both Jacoby and Chris expressed an interest in transferring and getting a fresh start," Muschamp said in a statement. "We are very thankful for their contributions to the University of Florida and wish them the best of luck."

As noted by Gator Country (who was the first to report the transfers), 21 total players have transferred over the course of Muschamp’s two-year reign.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, West Virginia, Louisville, Arkansas, N.C. State and Duke are all potential landing spots for Brissett.

Brissett passed for 455 yards, three touchdowns and four picks in his two years with Florida.

(Kudos Gator Country, Orlando Sentinel)

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