Albama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole-Miss USC Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Latest News

How Much Rope Will Muschamp Be Given At Florida?

will-muschamp-staringHe took over for one of the most highly-regarded coaches in college football.  He had to please a fanbase that’s used to winning SEC and national championships.

End the end, Ron Zook couldn’t get the job done in Gainesville.

What?  Did you think we were describing Will Muschamp’s situation?

Of course, we were.  Zook and Muschamp both faced the same challenges.  Both were also longtime assistant coaches with no track record as a top dog.  Florida AD Jeremy Foley took a risk in hiring both me.  He was quick to jettison Zook.  How much rope he gives to Muschamp is now a fair question in the Sunshine State.

From 2002 to 2004, Zook was given just three years to try and mimic Steve Spurrier’s successes.  Before coaching his first game, a website called FireRonZook.com was up and running on the internet (which was a really cheap shot by a nitwit, if you ask me).  Many Gator fans didn’t want Zook in the first place and Foley was quick to correct his mistake.

Zook’s achievements at UF:  8-5, 8-5 and 7-4.  He was 23-14 overall and 16-8 in the SEC never reaching Atlanta (though he did tie for the East Division title in 2003).

Muschamp’s situation is similar, but not an exact copy.  He is in his third season as Gator coach.  His records to date: 7-6, 11-2, 4-3.  Last year’s 11-win campaign — though it didn’t excite UF fans enough to travel to the Sugar Bowl — stands out as a reason for hope.  Unlike Zook, he does have one year of big wins under his belt.  But his overall record is 22-11 which is in the ballpark with Zook’s (a 66.6% winning clip for Muschamp compared to Zook’s 62.1%).  He’s also never reached Atlanta (tying for the East title last season) and it doesn’t appear he’ll do so this year either, barring massive surprises.

So what does Florida’s AD have to say about Muschamp’s reign?  “He’s not going anywhere, and I’m not going anywhere.”

Fair enough.  For now.

But a team that has been decimated by injuries continues to regress.  The Gator offense and defense were kicked around by a very good Missouri team on Saturday.  Gator fans aren’t used to seeing their team get blasted by anyone, much less an SEC newcomer that many Southerners continue to underestimate.

As of now, there’s no reason to believe that Florida will turn itself around down the stretch.  A beat-up team will face Georgia in its next game (another squad reeling due to injuries), then Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State, now the #2 team in the BCS standings.  There’s a lay-up game with Georgia Southern before the FSU contest.

Let’s say Muschamp goes 3-2 down the stretch.  That’s a 7-5 record.  Very Zook-like.

Oh, and keep in mind that Muschamp now makes just under $3 million per season.

Foley says his coach is standing on terra firma.  He should be.  Last year’s 11-win season and this year’s injuries should buy him another year.  But fans are seldom patient.  Many no longer head to the Swamp on fall Saturdays.  If more fans begin to steer clear of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, it could force Foley’s hand.  And if that happens, Foley — believed by many to be a top-five AD nationally — will have swung and missed on two of his last three Gator football hires.

At Florida, nothing is more important than football.  Which means both Muschamp and Foley had better be hoping for a miraculous turnaround.  Anybody know someone who can heal the injured?

 


0 comments

Trackbacks

  1. Recommeneded Website…

    [...]Here’s the weblog we recommend to our fellow Website Owners[...]…

  2. Trackback says:

    wow thats great

    Can my blogs be seen by others even if I do not buy a domain name?

  3. Trackback says:

    Like it

    How can I get more people to visit my blogger site?

  4. サマンサタバサ 財布 新作 2014

    Hey compa?ero, realmente tenido gusto este poste. Can t parece conseguirlo para dar formato a la derecha en Internet Explorer, se dobla todo para arriba, pero no trabaja muy bien en Firefox tan ninguna preocupaci¨®n.

  5. Trackback says:

    wow thats great

    I want to use the WayBackMachine to try to retrieve my old Yahoo! 360 Blog posts, but I don’t know what the URL format was. So far I am coming up empty. Anybody have an example URL that I can use to reconstruct a valid URL for my old blog? Thanks!.

  6. cow man90 says:

    Thorn of Girl

    Great facts is usually discovered on this web website.

  7. Trackback says:

    wow thats great

    How much blog traffic will affect to my blog if I convert my blog name with different domain name?

  8. My Homepage says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Informations on that Topic: mrsec.com/2013/10/much-rope-will-muschamp-given-florida/ [...]

  9. matura says:

    Shane Schuur

    I’m so happy jegowef to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  10. Trackback says:

    Funny

    Hello? I run a student service oriented website which has a good no of hits. I would like to convert it to a business. Can I register the website itslef as a company or should I start a company and the website should be owned by it? What is the protoco…

  11. check google pagerank

    So sorry you can miss the workshop!

  12. Trackback says:

    Funny

    Is a computer science degree any good for computer forensics?

  13. Sites we Like…

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]…

  14. sklepy says:

    Larraine Hubertz

    I carry on dirotd listening to the rumor lecture about receiving free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the finest site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i find some?

  15. good affiliate programs

    Amongst me and my husband we have owned extra MP3 players over the years than I can count, such as Sansas, iRivers, iPods (basic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few ages I’ve settled down to one line of gamers.

  16. seo services

    This will in all probability be pretty handy for a few of one’s employment I decide to really don’t only with my blog but

  17. Websites we think you should visit

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]…

  18. Jacinda Scheidel

    Hi, Neat post. There’s djdioxs a problem with your web site in internet explorer, would test this… IE still is the market leader and a large portion of people will miss your fantastic writing because of this problem.

  19. Trackback says:

    I like your blog

    I have a website that has been up and running for some time now, and for numerous reasons I want to replace it with a WordPress site… So, how do I start building the WordPress site – in a seperate folder from the “public_html” folder? Then when you…

  20. marina aurum one st. regis resort and residences bal harbour

    So sorry you are going to skip the workshop!

  21. marina jaya north apple one residences

    This will likely almost certainly be very beneficial for some of your positions I plan to you should not only with my web site but

  22. Gems form the internet

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]…

  23. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: mrsec.com/2013/10/much-rope-will-muschamp-given-florida/ [...]

  24. Goldankauf says:

    Goldankauf

    [...]very handful of sites that occur to be comprehensive below, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out[...]

  25. website says:

    Woman of Alien

    Excellent operate you have performed, this web site is really amazing with fantastic information and facts. Time is God’s strategy for holding every little thing from going on at the same time.

  26. Nishan Kohli says:

    Nishan Kohli

    How Much Rope Will Muschamp Be Given At Florida?

  27. 42nd street photo

    How Much Rope Will Muschamp Be Given At Florida?

  28. jabong Discount

    [...]Here are a number of the internet sites we suggest for our visitors[...]

  29. Recent Blogroll Additions…

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  30. דף says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Find More Informations here: mrsec.com/2013/10/much-rope-will-muschamp-given-florida/ [...]

  31. BeautyFit says:

    Great website

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]…

  32. Anonymous says:

    belstaff outlet

    Thanks for discussing your ideas. Something is that pupils have an option between national student loan plus a private student loan where it’s easier to go with student loan online debt consolidation than with the federal student loan.

  33. my site says:

    Thorn of Girl

    Superb facts can be uncovered on this world wide web blogging site.

  34. website says:

    Souls in the Waves

    Very good Early morning, I just stopped in to visit your website and believed I’d say I enjoyed myself.

  35. Visitor recommendations

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]…

  36. website says:

    Healing’s Dragon

    to discover problems to boost my internet site!I suppose its alright to make use of some of one’s ideas!!

  37. website says:

    Whispering Misty

    So sorry you’ll miss the workshop!

  38. Gems form the internet

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]…

  39. Websites worth visiting

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]…

  40. website says:

    The Absent Game

    Amongst me and my husband we’ve owned a lot more MP3 gamers over the years than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (typical & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few decades I’ve settled down to one line of players.

  41. Superb website

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]…

  42. Websites we think you should visit

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]…

  43. Try Here says:

    Woman of Alien

    Great perform you’ve carried out, this page is de facto cool with excellent details. Time is God’s strategy for maintaining every thing from occurring simultaneously.

  44. The Birch of the Shadow

    I feel there may possibly become a couple of duplicates, but an exceedingly useful list! I have tweeted this. Lots of thanks for sharing!



Follow Us On:
Mobile MrSEC