Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Will Muschamp has led the Gators to a 7-1 record this year.
OVERALL GAME GRADE — C+
If it was just about the defensive coaches, Florida would have an A in this category. However, there are some serious issues with play-calling on the offensive side of the ball. Trey Burton and Jordan Reed are true athletes, yet are rarely utilized in the offense. If Florida continues to struggle on offense, a loss at the end of the season to Florida State is not out of the question. On the bright side, head coach Will Muschamp didn't have an aneurysm (at least that we could see).
Q4 – B-
After Florida’s third interception of the day, the coaching staff elected to go exclusively with the run. The clock kept running to 1:53 and Florida was able to attempt a field goal. Unfortunately, the backup kicker missed it giving Missouri another chance. Sometimes those are the chances you must take as a coach.
Q3 – C+
There’s been no real change in coaching grades. The Florida defensive coaches continually have their players in the right position to make plays, while the offensive coaches have yet to stretch the field. If this doesn’t change, then Florida could see itself lose for a second-straight week.
Q2 – C-
The defensive coaches are on the ball making the right calls to set the defense up for success. On offense, the Gators have failed to stretch the field and it shows as Missouri is making plays at the line. On a positive note, there haven’t been any camera shots of Muschamp angry or cussing at his players. I guess that’s a positive.
Q1 – C-
Florida came out using an up-tempo offense, which got Missouri out of sorts to begin with. Play calls were good, but execution wasn’t there at the end of the first drive, forcing the Gators to punt. It was a bold move to go for it on fourth down by Muschamp near the end of the quarter. Luckily for the Gators, the officials gave them a good spot.