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UF O-Coordinator Pease Interested In The UK Job? Muschamp Would Be OK With That

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.

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Will LSU Have A “Fat Cat” Quarterback In Liggins?

A decade ago, Kentucky was quarterbacked by just about the biggest man you’ll ever see behind center.  Jared Lorenzen was 6-4 and his weight was listed as being anywhere from 285 to 315.  From the “Fat Cat” to “Battleship Lorenzen” to “The Pillsbury Throwboy” (a personal favorite), UK’s jumbo-sized QB drew as much attention for his size as he did his record-setting success in the Bluegrass State.

Soon there may be a new quarterback casting a big shadow across the SEC.

LSU signee Jeremy Liggins is listed at 6-3, 270 pounds.  But Les Miles says his future field general is a bit heftier than that number now:


“He’s probably closer to 280 than 270 right now.  So if a defensive lineman rushing the passer came loose, he might want to bring a friend.  He might not get it done by himself.”


Liggins high school coach says “his weight is an issue” but he believes the LSU staff can help with that.  Liggins agrees. 

“It’s not going to be as bad as people think,” he said of shedding some excess pounds.  “I probably have to lose 10 or 15 pounds, but that’s not a problem.  I’m talking to a nutritionist who’s telling me how to eat and keep running.”  (Having just turned 41, I loathe those young pups who can add and drop weight so easily.)

In case you’re wondering just how big 6-3, 270ish is… Cam Newton has been listed at 6-5, 250.  Former LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell was 6-6, 260.

And here’s a look at the aforementioned Lorenzen in action back in 2000:


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