Florida Football: Why Muschamp Should Be Concerned About Gators' Offensive Woes
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The Charlie Weis experiment last season in Gainesville was nothing short of a complete disaster, culminating in a 7-6 record for the Gators.
That won't cut it.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp admitted on Wednesday that he had concerns about that team during his visit with the Media at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala.
"Going into last season, I had some serious reservations about our roster," said Muschamp. "Particularly the depth at the quarterback position."
An injury to John Brantley threw Florida's offense into a tailspin. The Gators finished the season ranked 10th in the SEC in total offense with an average of 328.7 yards per game.
Gone is former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and in is former Boise State offensive guru Brent Pease. Muschamp says that he feels comfortable with the direction of the offense.
"We are going to be more multiple," said Muschamp. "Jordan Reed is a guy that needs to be featured. We need to create more options outside."
That's nice in theory, but job No. 1 for Muschamp should be establishing a between-the-tackles running threat—which has been seemingly nonexistent since quarterback Tim Tebow was that threat three seasons ago.
Mike Gillislee thinks that he can be the guy.
"My goal is to take my team, put them on my back, get 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns," Gillislee said.
Whether or not he can do that remains to be seen. But if Will Muschamp is focused on establishing a threat outside, he's barking up the wrong tree. His focus should be between the tackles.
Barrett Sallee is a Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.
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