Brent Pease hasn’t had the best of years leading Florida’s offense for the first time this season. The Gators have lost only one game in 2012, but UF’s defense deserves the largest share of credit for that achievement. After Saturday’s 14-7 win over Missouri, Will Muschamp even promised fans that a more explosive offense is still to come somewhere down the line.
But according to Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports and a story we linked you to yesterday, Pease would still like to be considered for the head coaching slot now open at Kentucky, where he served as offensive coordinator in 2001 and 2002 (much to ex-Cat quarterback Jared Lorenzen’s chagrin).
In September, Pease had some flattering things to say about Lexington. Asked if he would be supportive of his first-year coordinator moving to UK if offered, Muschamp said yesterday:
“Brent is certainly an outstanding football coach. Any opportunity he has as a head coach I know that I will fully endorse that as well as Jeremy Foley our athletic director, and our president. He is a really good football coach and that goes for any of our coaches. If they have an opportunity to be a head coach, I am all for it.”
Pease came to Florida from Boise State this past offseason.