Florida coach Will Muschamp says that he will not hire a a new offensive coordinator until after the Gator Bowl.
“A lot of people have a tremendous interest in the job,’’ Muschamp said Monday. “I’m taking my time. I’ve talked to an awful lot of people and will continue to do so to find the best fit.’’
When asked about what he is looking for in a new offensive coordinator Muschamp said:
“We’ve got a young football team and I think continuity is the most important thing at this point with our football team and that’s really kind of the parameters that I’m looking for right now,’’ Muschamp said. “You visit and talk to people face to face and find out if they are a fit. You exhaust all measures to make sure you find the right guy.’’
The key thing that Muschamp said in the interview was that he remained committed to making Weis’ pro-style offense a success at The Swamp.
“We’re not going to come in here and change what we’re doing,’’ Muschamp said of the offensive philosophy going forward. “I don’t think that it’s smart to hire a guy and have 40 guys learning as opposed to one guy learning. Obviously, will [the new coordinator] tweak some things? Certainly. Will he change some things? Yeah, maybe. But we’re not going to just take a playbook and throw it out the window and bring another one in.’’
One person that Muschamp is considering offensive coordinator position is running backs coach Brian White, who is serving as interim offensive coordinator for the bowl game.
“It’s kind of like recruiting. You go and identify kind of what you’re looking for, and then you go out and find the best fit for the University of Florida, someone that is going to go out and represent us in a first-class manner and do a great job and understand the expectations,’’ Muschamp said. “At the end of the day, we’re the University of Florida. We’re going to be fine.’’
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