Muschamp explains the three things left in his office when he arrived on campus
- Published: Friday, 12 October 2012 10:27
- by Doug Samuels
On the Dan Patrick Show yesterday Will Muschamp was asked about the rich tradition and history at Florida and how much of that "hangs over his head." Muschamp responded by telling a story about what he found in his office when he showed up in Gainesville to move in.
Back in December of 2010, as Muschamp was moving his belongings into his new office, there were only three items left in the otherwise empty room. Those three items were Florida's National Championship trophies.
“When I walked into my office, there was only three things left in a very barren office, and that was three national championship trophies. I think our athletic director left them here on purpose to make sure I understood the expectation level.”
Muschamp said that he went down the hall to ask athletic director Jeremy Foley if the trophies were left there on purpose and Foley responded, "That’s what we expect.’".
Muschamp responded by simply smiling and saying "Yeah, I got ya."
The Gators, who are sitting at 5-0, and 4-0 in SEC play, travel to Vanderbilt this weekend. Kickoff will take place at 6pm ET and can be seen on ESPNU
We saw a note earlier this morning that Florida is running the ball on 71% of their offensive plays (236 rushing attempts out of 333 total offensive plays). Vanderbilt's defense is giving up 179 yards per game on the ground (80th nationally) and have given up over 190 yards rushing to three of their four FBS opponents this season (South Carolina - 205 yards rushing, Northwestern - 191 yards rushing and Georgia - 302 yards rushing).