Will Muschamp was not in the best of moods following his Florida Gators’ 19-14 loss at South Carolina on Saturday.
Muschamp has been the subject of a lot of criticism this season, but he did receive a vote of confidence from the school’s athletic director during the week. The loss to South Carolina will have his job in question once again. After the game, Muschamp decided to address the negativity of some of the fans.
“You can say what you want to say and you can write whatever the hell you want to write, it’s real. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating for that locker room,” Muschamp said.
“To hell with me — I’m worried about the kids. You know these kids have fought their butts off. There’s a lot of negativity out there and some of our fans need to get a grip. They really do. They got a bunch of kids in that locker room fighting their butt off.
“They can criticize me all you want. I’m great with that. They pay me enough money to deal with it. But those kids don’t. They really don’t. And they fought their butts off. And they’ve continued to fight and play hard. Nobody’s ever questioned their efforts.”
Muschamp was so upset during the loss, he actually cut his hand punching a chalkboard during halftime:
— OnlyGators.com (@onlygators) November 17, 2013
The Gators are now 4-6 and need to win their last two games to avoid missing the postseason for the first time since 1990. The pressure is on for Muschamp — and you can tell he obviously feels it — but last year’s 11-2 season should at least buy him another season to turn it around.