Florida fans are ready to dump Muschamp for 70 zillion reasons, including their offense stinks, but also for a list that includes some facts. Like he can’t beat Georgia (0-3), the Gators (4-5, 3-4 SEC) lost to Vanderbilt in Gainesville for the first time since 1945, they’ve lost four straight and now look like they’ll miss a bowl for the first time since 1990.
Even former coach Ron Zook, who was 23-14 (16-8 in the SEC) at Florida, is looking good right now. The Gators are 22-13 (13-10) under Muschamp, which includes going 11-2 last year.
If losing on the road to Miss. State can get Ron Zook fired, losing at home to Vandy should spell the end for Will Muschamp. #UFvsVandy
— Dylan Tomlinson (@Dylan1226) November 9, 2013
His list includes a wide range of reasons, including: Muschamp has damaged Florida’s brand, he hires poor offensive coordinators and is surly with discontent fans.
But the biggest reason Martin points out is this: Florida State is riding high, enjoying its best season in 15 years. The Seminoles won won two highly publicized games over top 10 opponents on national TV. They likely will play for the national championship. Freshman QB Jameis Winston is a frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy.
FSU owns the state.
FSU, coupled with Miami’s mini resurgence, drops Florida down on the list of big-time recruits, making Muschamp’s job — or the new coach’s job — even tougher. Losing to Vanderbilt and missing bowls don’t sit well with the loads of talent coming out of Florida these days.
My guess is that Muschamp won’t be fired this year, much to the dismay of Gators fans, although
FireWillMuschamp.com is for sale, if anyone’s interested.
He’ll get another year to figure it out, maybe revamp his staff and sign some offensive talent.
He’ll get another shot, but next year might be his last.
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