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Florida head coach Will Muschamp
Will Muschamp's first year at Florida was nothing short of a disappointment; but after the Sporting News detailed in April how broken the Florida program was when former head coach Urban Meyer left, that 7-6 record became a little bit easier to stomach.
Muschamp knew going into last season that depth at quarterback could haunt him, and it did when starter John Brantley went out with injury.
"Going into the first year, the issues I knew we had was a situation where we inherited a roster with two quarterbacks on scholarship, Tyler Murphy and John Brantley," said Muschamp at SEC Media Days. "We signed two freshmen that are really good football players. Unfortunately, I think I said this a thousand times last year, if we can keep John Brantley healthy, we'll be fine. We were unable to do that."
Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel are still battling for the starting quarterback job, but the play of both of them this spring went a long way towards calming the fears of Gator Nation.
Muschamp was a hot-shot assistant for a reason, and he can be successful at Florida. It just may take more time and patience than Gator faithful envisioned when he took over.