I’m keeping this one short and sweet, because I’m working on a list of potential new head coaches.
There’s no other way around this. Will Muschamp has no remaining arguments to stay anymore. The 2% of the fan base that wanted him to stay after the Georgia game has to have come to their senses by now. He’s out of supporters, and he’s about to be out of support from Jeremy Foley. This loss is the last straw, the end of the road.
And I’m getting really tired of writing this every week, because all I do is list the most recent examples of botchery with the same spin and the same bottom line. I’ll list off key penalties and turnovers, explain how they led to the defeat in that particular game, add it to the long list of eye-popping errors this team has made, throw in a casual reminder of just how long that list is, and then cap it off with “Fire Muschamp”.
We know why at this point. We’ve heard Georgia Southern, Missouri, 4-8 and 4 years without winning the SEC East more than enough. So I’m not going to shove it down your throat again. Why bother?
The fact of the matter is that Florida blew another game it had no business losing. Up 17-10 with under four minutes to go, Frankie Velez came on to try to put the game away, but his field goal attempt was blocked. OK, that’s… a new way to try to blow the game, but the defense forced another punt and the Gators got the ball back and bled the clock down to :45. All Florida had to do now was punt the ball away, but they couldn’t manage that and Kyle Christy’s punt was blocked. A few plays later, Mike Davis scored, the game went into overtime, Florida kicked a field goal and Dylan Thompson ran it in for the touchdown that- if Jeremy Foley is anywhere near the genius we believe him to be- will be the last Will Muschamp gets to witness as a Florida coach.
Muschamp’s a good man. He’s a good defensive mind. He’s a good recruiter. But he’s not an effective coach for the University of Florida. And so he needs to go, and fast, before our recruiting begins to hemorrhage even more than it already has.