Pressure is mounting on University of Florida head coach Will Muschamp as his Florida Gators are continuing to struggle this season.
The latest criticism of Muschamp’s Gators came from former University of Florida quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
Tebow, who is currently a college football analyst for ESPN, weighed in on the Gators struggles in an interview 1010 XL, a radio station in Jacksonville, Florida.
“I don’t think the offense has an identity right now, and I don’t think that they know what they want their identity to be. One of the biggest problems on the offense is leadership.”
Florida has a bye this weekend after their embarrassing 42-13 blowout loss to Missouri this past week.
“The Missouri loss was tough to watch,” said Tebow. If you’re a Gator fan, it was not easy to watch. They just didn’t play with the heart that I’m used to watching the Florida Gators play with.
Tebow, who has always been a strong supporter of Gators head coach Will Muschamp, is now just another voice that is against Muschamp continuing as Gators head coach.
Tebow also added that the Gators still have a lot to play for regardless of whether or not their head coach will be fired during the season.
“You need something to motivate you, something to give you an edge,” Tebow said. “They’re not out of the SEC East.”
“Maybe they can rally around the ‘our backs are against the wall’ mentality,” Tebow continued. “They need to get hyped and play with a chip on their shoulder when they come to Jacksonville.”
Tebow’s criticism of his alma mater seems to be beyond fair. The Gators are 114th (last) in passing efficiency and, after 6 games, Tebow’s former team is ranked 112th in the country in yards per play.
One of the issues that Tebow is looking at with the Gators is his position, the quarterback. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who is a redshirt junior, has thrown 4 more interceptions than he has touchdowns, (6 TD’s, 10 INT’s).
The last three seasons under Muschamp have been hit and miss for the Gators. In 2011, they finished with a record of 7-6 and a win in the Gator Bowl. They finished their 2012 campaign with a record of 11-2 and a loss in the Sugar Bowl. In 2013, they finished with a record of 4-8 and failed to make a bowl game.
With the Gators struggling again this season with a record of 3-3, Tim Tebow’s criticism is the least of Muschamp’s worries as he may not make it to the end of the season as the Gators head coach.
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