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With Charlie Weis accepting the head coaching job and Urban Meyer taking Mickey Marotti to Ohio State with him, the Gators have two crucial coaching vacancies to fill in the offseason.
First Florida will need to replace Marotti. Marotti had done an incredible job as Florida's strength and conditioning coach earning the respect of all of Florida's players. Many Gators who had moved on to the NFL still returned to Gainesville to work out with Marotti.
It is the strength and conditioning coach that spends the most time with the players during the dead period of the offseason when the coaches are not allowed to run practice, and it is the strength and conditioning coach that will begin to create the team unity and make sure the players are ready for a grueling season.
Just as, if not more, important than the strength and conditioning coach the Gators will need to fill the void at offensive coordinator. For all that was made about how Charlie Weis was an offensive mastermind, the Gators finished 71st in scoring and ran the fewest amount of offensive plays of any team in the country.
The Gators offense was deplorable and should apologize to the defense for how badly they played in 2011. That being said it shouldn't be too hard to find someone to fill in for Weis and duplicate the horrendous numbers his offense put up last year, but the Gators will need to find someone who can improve the offense and return the Gators back to the top of the SEC.
Mike Shula, Kerwin Bell and Brian White are among a long list of potential rumored candidates to fill the void for Florida. Muschamp has made it clear that whoever he brings in the Gators will still run a pro style offense.