The Florida Gators are only a handful of years removed from the days of Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes and other Gator legends, but with how the team has played lately, it feels more like a century.

Will Muschamp’s team is coming off one of the program’s more embarrassing losses in recent memory and calls for the firing of Muschamp from Gator Nation haven’t been louder.

Tebow, arguably the most beloved player in Florida football history after winning two national titles and the 2007 Heisman Trophy, appeared on WJXL-AM in Jacksonville, Fla., and offered up some choice words about his alma mater, particularly about the lack of leadership apparent on this year’s team.

“[The Missouri-Florida game] was tough to watch,” Tebow said. “If you are a Gator fan, it was not easy to watch. They just didn’t play with the heart I’m used to watching the Florida Gators play with. ”

“One of the biggest problems on the offense is the lack of leadership. I don’t think that the offense has an identity right now, and I don’t think they know what they want their identity to be,” he added.

Despite more than doubling Missouri in total offensive yards, earning 10 more first downs and committing eight fewer penalties, the Gators were blown out 42-13 by the Tigers. Gary Pinkel’s squad took advantage of six Gator turnovers and also accumulated four return touchdowns en route to the big victory.

Boos came smattering down from the stands of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium virtually all game and a “Fire Muschamp” chant was ignited following a Missouri pick-six near the end of the third quarter. Starting quarterback Jeff Driskel continue to endure an incredibly tough season, throwing for just 50 yards and two interceptions on 7-of-19 passing.

The current SEC Network analyst hasn’t given up all hope on his Gators this season, but he says the team needs to regain some sort of edge quickly or it’ll be a tough road from here on out.

“Maybe they can rally around the ‘our backs are against the wall’ mentality’,” Tebow said. “You need to have something to motivate you, something to give you an edge…they’re not out of the SEC East.”

Florida has a week off before taking on the No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs on Nov. 1, a team that Tebow believes “could make some noise” if they reach the SEC Championship game.

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For now, Muschamp’s seat can’t get any hotter and the criticism from a Gator legend certainly won’t help extinguish the flames anytime soon.