Will Muschamp: 'When you lose so many players, it's difficult to call plays'

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday November 27, 2013

Florida offensive coordinator / quarterbacks Brent Pease sounds unsure about his future in Gainesville, but Will Muschamp knows this season hasn’t been under the best circumstances.

On the SEC coaches teleconference, Muschamp was asked about the job Pease has done this season, and the head coach pointed to the injuries hampering everyone's ability. 

“When you lose three offensive tackles, two quarterbacks and a 1,000-yard rusher and a receiver, it makes it very difficult to call plays,” Muschamp said. “Brent’s a good playcaller and an outstanding football coach.

“It’s been frustrating for all of us, including him, our production offensively this year. … We want to do what we’ve got to do to win games. That’s what you need to do, and we haven’t done that this year.”

On Tuesday, Pease told reporters he hopes he is back next season and believes he deserves to return, but he’ll address his future at a later point.

“I think you look at the first year and some of the situations and knowing the body of work and not just a game-to-game basis and situations we’ve been under (this season),” he said. “I hope any evaluations are looked at that way. I understand things, too. I know you’ve got to win and have success. If it’s not meant to be — I came into this with friends, and I’m walking out of it with friends.”

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