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Muschamp: Gators to employ hurry-up offense

January 13th, 2014 7:26 pm by Associated Press

Muschamp: Gators to employ hurry-up offense

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s slow and plodding offense is history.

After the worst season in more than 30 years, coach Will Muschamp made significant changes and not just to his staff.

Muschamp introduced three new assistants Monday — offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, offensive line coach Mike Summers and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler — and confirmed that the Gators are installing a hurry-up offensive scheme that will include spread elements.

Muschamp says “we needed more tempo, we needed to create more snaps, we needed to create more space plays. ... I felt like being in the gun would help some of our personnel, and that’s where we’re headed.”

The Gators lost their final seven games in 2013, finished 4-8 and missed a bowl game for the first time since 1990. It was the program’s first losing season since 1979.


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