Will Muschamp reportedly will be back as Florida coach, but changes are expected

Will MuschampWill Muschamp will be back as head coach of the Florida Gators next season despite his team’s struggles this year, according to a report.

The Orlando Sentinel says Florida has no plans to fire Muschamp even though the Gators have lost six in a row and are now 4-7. However, the Sentinel says changes to the coaching staff are to be expected.

Florida lost to Georgia Southern 26-20 on Saturday, which marked the first time the Gators lost to a non-Division I opponent. The only bright side — sort of — is that the smallest crowd of the Muschamp era was there to witness it. Georgia Southern beat Florida without completing a pass.

This report shouldn’t come as much of a surprise; Florida went 11-2 last year in Muschamp’s first season. Firing him after this season would seem too hasty. Plus, athletic director Jeremy Foley recently gave Muschamp that huge dreaded vote of confidence. Now if the Gators don’t show improvement next year, you can bet they’ll be looking for a new coach.

Will Muschamp rips Florida fans: They need to get a grip

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:

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Will Muschamp unloads on media for inaccurate reporting

Will Muschamp went off on several local media outlets for their inaccurate reporting regarding the suspensions of Florida’s players for the season opening game against Toledo on Saturday.

On Friday night, the Palm Beach Post, Gator Country, and the Gainesville Sun all reported that Loucheiz Purifoy, Darious Cummings, Latroy Pittman, Quinteze Williams, Antonio Morrison, and Jay-nard Bostwick were suspended for the game. That would make six Gators suspended for the season opener. But hold on a second, Bostwick was not suspended and was in uniform for the game.

Will MuschampSo it was really five players suspended, not six. Got that? And for that error, Muschamp decided to haul off on the local media for their breach of trust and terrible reporting. And now he gets to threaten to revoke access from them.

Seriously, he just seemed like a guy upset that the media found out a few of his players failed drug tests when that’s the sort of thing that’s supposed to go unreported. I’m guessing that’s why he was so ticked. The Palm Beach Post later corrected their story.

Either way, like Dr. Saturday said, Muschamp came pretty close to pulling a Mike Gundy, which is always fun.

Will Muschamp takes shot at Ohio State

will-muschampFlorida football coach Will Muschamp gave a rather long-winded opening speech at SEC Media Day on Tuesday, but his comment about Ohio State made it all worthwhile. Earlier this month, a report surfaced about Urban Meyer allegedly turning in one of his former Florida assistants over what he thought was a minor recruiting violation. Naturally, Muschamp was asked about it.

“We appreciate our friends from Ohio making sure we’re complying with NCAA rules,” Muschamp said, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. “They certainly know a lot about NCAA rules.”

The Buckeyes were banned from postseason last year because of penalties stemming from the Jim Tressel era, so Muschamp’s jab shouldn’t offend Meyer that badly. Urban denied trying to turn in Florida after he was made aware of the report, but it’s probably safe to assume Muschamp didn’t believe him after hearing his response to Tuesday’s question.

If anyone should be offended, it’s Florida assistant coach Brian White. The fact that Meyer allegedly tried to rat out Florida is not a surprise. Doing it to a former assistant that he hired is the part that’s a slap in the face.

Will Muschamp is certifiably insane (Video)

Remind me to never get on the bad side of Will Muschamp.

The Florida coach went absolutely berserk on tight end Clay Burton during the team’s 17-9 loss to Georgia on Saturday.

There’s Muschamp, just absolutely raging on Burton. Nostrils all flaring. Throat veins throbbing. Chin all protruding. That cannot be healthy.

I have no idea what could make Muschamp so upset with his player, but I do know he better chill out unless he wants to be the next college football coach to suffer a seizure or heart attack. What a psychopath.

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Florida Gators Go Paintballing Thanks to Will Muschamp Idea

After a grueling spring of practice, new Florida Gators football coach Will Muschamp decided to break things up Thursday by taking his team paintballing. Coach Muschamp (or whomever runs the marketing for the football team) wrote on twitter “Decided to have a team building exercise today instead of meetings and lifting. Paintball for the Gators this afternoon!”

In case you thought everything was all fun and games, wide receiver Stephen Alli posted a picture of one of the participants on twitter, and this guy had plenty of wounds:

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Did Tim Tebow Break News of Florida Hiring Will Muschamp?

Florida went A-Rod/Scott Boras on the college football world Saturday evening when reports first emerged that they hired Will Muschamp as their new head coach. The news came out as the Heisman Trophy ceremony was going on, and most people probably learned of the development from the Bottom Line scroll on ESPN. More connected fans may have heard things before anyone else from … Tim Tebow’s twitter feed.

About an hour before the word appeared on the Bottom Line, Tebow tweeted “Welcome to the Gator family Coach Muschamp! You’ll soon find out why it’s great to be a Florida Gator! God bless and Go Gators!!!”

Considering how infrequently Tebow tweets, it was a surprise to see him breaking news on his account as if he were challenging this guy. Upon further review, sports site Saturday Down South reported the news before anyone else, well before Tebow’s tweet, but most people don’t realize that. Not that it really matters to most fans because they only care about who Florida hires, not who breaks the story. Still, it was funny to see Tebow share some inside news before most people had heard it.

It was also quite thoughtful of Florida to steal the spotlight from Auburn and Cam Newton by spoiling the Heisman ceremony. Nothing like some SEC ribbing by the Gators. Can you say revenge?