Will Muschamp is no Mike Gundy. “I’m fine. I’m a football coach,” won’t play on a constant media loop for days to come as Gundy’s “I’m a man! I’m 40,” declaration once did. Still, it’s the first time since a loss to Vanderbilt that Florida’s coach has talked about the pressure he’s now under:
“I’m fine. I’m a football coach. I go to work every day trying to find ways to get this football team better and get them in improve on how we play. That’s part of our job whether you’re 9-1 or you’re where we are (4-5).
It’s frustrating. It’s very frustrating, but you work and people are dependent on you to do a good job. Do a good job for the players and do a good job for the university — that’s my job.”
Muschamp may claim to be A-OK but many a Gator fan would tell you today that the third-year man is not doing a good job for his players or for the University of Florida. And AD Jeremy Foley hasn’t said much publicly about his coach since stating that he was “not going anywhere” after UF’s loss at Missouri in October. Since then the Gators have lost to Georgia for the third straight year and to Vanderbilt at home for the first time since 1945.
“I’m fine. I’m a football coach.” Yes, but some wonder if Muschamp will still be Florida’s football coach if he finishes 5-7. (We believe he should be, but we’re not writing checks to the Florida’s athletic department.)