Earlier today we told you the Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease would be getting a one-year contract extension and a $100,000 bump in salary. That’s not surprising aside from the fact the Gators had one of the worst offenses in the SEC last year, Pease’s first in Gainesville. But head coach Will Muschamp liked what he saw from Pease, regardless of the league’s stat tables:
“He did an outstanding job. You look at a situation where, here he is at Boise State, Kellen Moore threw for 3,000 yards, very difficult for any coach to walk into a situation and you are going into fall camp, basicallly saying, ‘OK, we’re going to play really good defense and regardless of who the quarterback is it’s gonna be a first-year starter.’
… Part of being a really good coach is identifying who you are and understanding who you are, understaings what your football team can do rather than ask them to do something they can’t do. And that’s something I saw Brent and our offensive staff do throughout the year is create ways for us to be productive. Was it always what we wanted? Was it always what we saw ourselves, who we wanted to be at times? No, but it was productive enough for us to win 11 football games.
At the end of the day, I’m not a big stat guy, but I’m worried about one stat and that’s winning. And that’s where I think Brent did a really good job of doing what he had to do to win football games.”
Makes you wonder what kind of bump Dan Quinn might have gotten had he not left his defensive coordinator position to take the same job with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.