Will Muschamp: ‘We’re going to have a good football team next year’

NCAA Football: Florida-Spring Game

Will Muschamp continues saying all the right things for Florida, and he’s even shown he’s willing to amend his plan to win in Gainesville. Tip your cap to him.

Muschamp hired a tempo offensive coordinator who runs a spread-based offensive attack, something he virtually cursed in the past, and he opened practice to the fans, after he’s been about as open as Bill Belichick after a loss throughout his tenure.

It’s Will Muschamp 2.0.

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Muschamp started his tour of Gator clubs yesterday in Jacksonville, and he told the Gator crowd the future is bright, that 4-8 is simply unacceptable and that he’s going to get it corrected, according to The Gainesville Sun.

“Well, I think the future is bright,” Muschamp said. “The responsibility of my and our expectations at the University of Florida is winning championships on and off the field. Four-and-eight is unacceptable. It’s my responsibility to get it turned (around) and that’s what’s going to happen.

“We’re going to have a good football team next year. That’s not just a false sense of being positive. It’s real. I feel really good about this team, where we are, where we’re headed. We had some things that I probably could have managed better last fall that were difficult to overcome, but it happened and it’s my responsibility.”

Some say Muschamp actually hates offense and only cares about defense, but he’s singing a different tune this spring and is feeling positively about the way the players picked up Kurt Roper’s new system.

“I’m really very pleased with where we are offensively in 15 days,” Muschamp said. “A lot of credit to Kurt Roper and our offensive staff. Our players have been very receptive of what we need to do to be successful.”

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Florida needs to score 28 points per game in 2014, and Muschamp should be in Roper’s office every day telling him that. The Gators averaged just 26.5 points per game in 2012’s 11-win campaign. Anything over that number will be gravy and could help Florida to have comparable turnarounds to Auburn and Missouri.

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  • If UF doesn’t win at least 9 games Muschamp may be gone. 8 might buy him another year in Gainesville. Maybe? They should be 3 and 0 when they travel to Tuscaloosa. We’ll see?