In a less than surprising move, Florida defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick has decided to transfer out of the program. The University of Florida has granted him a full release from his scholarship.
Losing Bostwick isn’t exactly devastating. He redshirted in 2013 before stepping into a limited role in 2014, where he recorded three tackles. Then he missed all of spring ball due to what Jim McElwain said were “personal issues.” In fact, he hadn’t been with the team since the Gators’ Birmingham Bowl win over East Carolina.
Bostwick also has a somewhat colorful off the field history. He was suspended for the 2014 season opener against Idaho for an undisclosed violation of team rules; that suspension was later nullified because the game was rained out. He was also allegedly suspended for the 2013 season opener against Toledo, although then-coach Will Muschamp refuted that in what has since become a famous explosion against the Gator media.
In any case, I wish Bostwick the best moving forward. But it looks like the transformation from a Will Muschamp team to a Jim McElwain team is underway.