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Writer: Muschamp Will Feel Pressure Due To “Underachieving” Football Program

At Florida, winning isn’t the only thing.  Winning championships is the only thing.  And that’s going to up the pressure on new football coach Will Muschamp according to at least one writer.

Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union says that UF’s football program is now behind other Gator programs that are competing for national titles.  While titles in smaller sports might now wow football fans, Frenette says, “they carry immense weight for UF athletic director Jeremy Foley, who happens to be Muschamp’s boss.”

“Foley might be the greediest college administrator in America.  The man wants every SEC title, every NCAA trophy, every All-anything that his teams can lay a hand on.

The downside, of course, is Foley’s patience for those not contending for conference or national titles runs out pretty quickly.  In Foley’s house, coaches either acquire goodwill chips by consistently getting in some kind of championship hunt or they’re sent packing.”

Muschamp then draws the dreaded Ron Zook comparison and it’s pointed out that five-loss season this year is not outside the realm of possibility.  And UF coaches under Foley don’t get too many five-loss seasons.

While we think it’s rather silly for “hot seat/feeling pressure” stories to be popping up regarding Muschamp before he’s even coached a game, the fact that this column was penned shows exactly where the expectation levels in Gainesville are these days.

You win big every year and right off the bat or else someone will start to speculate about your job security.  Amazing.


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