Time appears to be running out on the Mack Brown era at the University of Texas and that turns the focus to a name that still generates bile in the mouths of South Florida football fans, Nick Saban.
The frustration of Florida’s fading season was evident on coach Will Muschamp’s bandaged and bloodied right hand. The third-year Gators coach took questions after his team’s fifth-straight loss, a 19-14 defeat to No. 11 South Carolina on Saturday night, with two fingers bandaged and a third knuckle bloodied after he struck a chalk board at halftime.
Florida coach Will Muschamp couldn’t recall going through a season like this one. The 22nd-ranked Gators will be without running back Matt Jones for the remainder of the year, the latest addition to the team’s lengthy injury report.
How quickly can a program fall in the college football world? Consider the cases of the University of Texas and the University of Southern California as the latest case studies on what can happen to schools in the blink of an eye.
No. 10 Florida doesn’t have any identity issues. The Gators know exactly who they are under third-year coach Will Muschamp: a blue-collar, physical group that’s going to try to beat opponents up and wear them down on both sides of the ball.
A person familiar with the decision says Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has accepted an offer to be the head coach at the University of Florida.