2013 was flat out miserable for head coach Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators. One season after narrowly missing out on a trip to the BCS National Championship Game, the Gators finished up 4-8 overall on the season which included a loss to FCS Georgia Southern, a team that beat the Gators without even completing a pass.
While injuries played a huge part in the Gators’ woes last year, there are still some that believe the program is in a downturn, with some even calling for Muschamp’s job at the end of last year.
But Muschamp wants everyone to know, personally, that the Gators are not even close to a program being out of control.
“When we won 11 games (two years ago), my energy and passion were my strength,” Muschamp told the Orlando Sentinel. “Now that we went 4-8, we’re out of control.”
He did, however, say that he can understand the disappointment coming from some folks because of the abysmal campaign last year.
“When you’re 4-8, people are going to take shots at your program,” Muschamp said. “I understand that.”
This season, there are some of those injured players back, including starting quarterback Jeff Driskel who looked rather comfortable in the new offensive scheme being overseen by new coordinator Kurt Roper from Duke.