Steve Spurrier: Florida 'doesn't necessarily' need an offensive-minded coach
The Florida Gators are looking for a new head coach after moving on from Jim McElwain Sunday, and there has been no shortage of names mentioned in the rumor mill as possible replacements.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, UCF head coach Scott Frost, and Oregon head coach Willie Taggart have all been mentioned as potential targets for the Gators. All three coaches have solid resumes with experience on the offensive side of the ball.
It is not hard to see why Florida may be interested in an offensive coach after some of the disappointing struggles under McElwain. Still, former head coach and Gators legend Steve Spurrier said Florida does not necessarily need an offensive-minded head coach. After all, McElwain himself served as offensive coordinator during his time with Alabama.
Spurrier addressed what he is looking for in a head coach, and he simply stated the offense must get better regardless. He said that fans want to see more points being scored, but Spurrier does believe a defensive coach with the right personnel could be the best hire for Florida.
ESPNU Radio shared audio of Spurrier’s comments on Twitter:
— ESPNU Radio on SXM (@ESPNUonSiriusXM) October 31, 2017