When Florida defensive tackle Leon Orr was cited for knowingly driving with a suspended license recently, he became the ninth Florida player arrested and the 11th overall arrest during Will Muschamp’s short coaching tenure.
While any Florida fans believe the program has an off-field discipline problem, Muschamp disagrees saying that perception isn’t his reality.
“When you’re dealing with young people, it’s an ongoing educational process, especially in this day and age,” Muschamp told ESPN.com shortly before he greeted the Atlanta Gator Club at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta Wednesday. “I’m not taking a shot at anyone in the media. It’s your job to report and more things are being reported now than 15, 12, eight, five years ago. There’s more social media outlets now where there’s more information. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, too.”
Muschamp’s supporters point out that of the 11 arrests, only three have occurred in 2012, with only three occurring since last September.
They also say that the program has more discipline than under Urban Meyer, when Florida had 32 arrests during Meyer’s six-year stint.
“At the end of the day, our players understand that there are consequences for their actions,” Muschamp said. “They understand there’s a certain accountability within the program. It’s not a right to play at Florida, it’s a privilege.”
What do you think of the Florida discipline situation? Is it getting better under Muschamp?
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