Patience is wearing thin for Muschamp

There's little consoling Florida coach Will Muschamp these days. (AP)

There's little consoling Florida coach Will Muschamp these days. (AP)

Will Muschamp’s welcome is wearing thin.

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.

Veteran journalist Buddy Martin, who has written a few books about Florida football and now hosts a radio show in Ocala, gave 10 reasons why Muschamp should go in this post.

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 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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Paladin Death Dealer

November 27th, 2013
2:55 pm

Stupid fans always want to fire the coach. Coach boom will find work. He makes the players walk the line unlike the last head coach who only wanted to win and looked the other way on discipline issues. Not even Alabama’s 2nd and 3rd team QBs could win for Bama without the 1st guy being available. No way to make up for loss at QB and RB and losing a top 10 draftee at defensive tackle. Unlike a lot of head coaches, Will ain’t gonna let sports writers and fans who know very little about the game cuss him after games. And big bad SEC man, why don’t you try to wash the coaches mouth out. Better pack a lunch.

[...] Patience is wearing thin for Muschamp [...]

[...] Patience is wearing thin for Muschamp [...]


November 17th, 2013
10:22 am

The only surprises I look for from Will Muchamp is the level of vulgarity that he will spew from the sideline during the game. That boy needs to have his mouth washed out with lye soap! ;-)


November 16th, 2013
10:34 pm

Don’t be counting the coach out just yet. He may surprise you.


November 16th, 2013
10:53 am

@old school

Not enough talent in Georgia either, by those standards! ;-)

old school

November 16th, 2013
12:29 am

Auburn, with a NC right? But it took a Georgia boy Cam Newton to do it. There is not enough talent in Bammer to win on their own talent.