Reports: Offensive Coordinator Brent Pease, Offensive Line Coach Tim Davis to be Fired

I’ll get right to it. According to Bruce Feldman, Florida will be “getting rid of” offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis– albeit a little too late.

It’s pretty obvious to me that this was part of the deal Foley made with Will Muschamp if he wanted to stay on board as the head coach. That also means that this was likely not something that Muschamp was smart enough to be able to figure out his own, say after any of the six losses that preceded the Georgia Southern fiasco- one of the pitfalls I keep pointing at when calling for Muschamp himself to get fired.

Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 11.57.11 AMThe problem with this, of course, is that Muschamp has a tiny margin for error when it comes to hiring assistants. He’s proven himself to be completely incapable of hiring competent assistants, and even worse, incapable of admitting his mistakes and rectifying them by axing said incompetent assistants. So if he makes another bad hire at offensive coordinator, he’s likely finished in Gainesville unless somehow he learns from this and quickly fires the new bad assistant. But given the fact that he apparently hasn’t learned to cool it on the sidelines, or beat the discipline into his players required not to go apeshit on an opponent (Clay Burton vs. Miami, Solomon Patton vs. Georgia, Keanu Neal vs. Georgia Southern… I could go on all day) like he does with refs and draw a foolish penalty, I’m not very confident he’ll learn his lesson here, either.

I suppose Muschamp could orchestrate a quick turnaround in 2014 like he did in 2012, but the chances of this happening are so slim I’d really prefer Foley not take them. Of course, he already has by essentially guaranteeing that he’ll be back in 2014. So what I’m not saying is that it’s impossible that Muschamp builds a national championship team in 2014; what I am saying it’s so unlikely, I’d rather forgo that possibility and jump straight into rebuilding mode with a new coach.

Having said that, we’ll have to see what happens. It appears pretty obvious that Florida’s going to get squashed by Florida State, but beyond that, the future in Gainesville is unknown at best and very cloudy if you’re a pessimist.

I’ll have some names up later for potential replacements, but the news literally JUST broke, and I have class, so that’s why I kept this short and sweet. The good news is that at least part of Florida’s coaching problem is gone. The bad news is that I’m not really sure Foley got rid of all it, but again, that remains to be seen.

2 thoughts on “Reports: Offensive Coordinator Brent Pease, Offensive Line Coach Tim Davis to be Fired

  1. Muschamp needs to get over his Saban-envy. He only wanted Pease because Saban wanted Pease. The difference is, Saban runs both sides of the ball in Tuscaloosa, and really only needs play callers.

    To anyone paying attention, WM is not a head coach. Helluva defensive coordinator, but not a HC. It takes a special leader to be a HC, and Muschamp has displayed none of that. From arguing with fans at games, to losing his composure on the sidelines, to looking like a robot-deer caught in headlights in his commercials.

    Also obvious to anyone paying attention, last year’s 11-2 could have easily been 8-6 or worse. 4 of the games were won by one score or less, including the complete golden horseshoe of a game against Louisiana-Lafayette. We were losing more than half the games at halftime, we lucked up to get Manziel in the 2nd game of his career, and South Carolina self-destructed in epic fashion.

    The only chance left for Muschamp is to learn from the error of his own ways. Completely change the offensive philosophy and become an attacking team again, which is in the DNA of the Florida Gators. Realize that a 20-17 win does not ultimately carry the same weight as a 62-3 win. When you eek out a victory against a far inferior opponent, you put zero fear in the heart of your next opponent, and that lack of momentum literally infects the entire program.

    In my opinion, Kerwin Bell should be the man. He has literally built the JU program from scratch, and commands an offense with zero scholarship players, which currently averages 42ppg and 523ypg against competition that includes many scholarship programs. He is a Gator, which is icing on the cake.

    But the question is – can Muschamp man up and realize the entire philosophy needs to change? I doubt it.

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