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Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:19 am
Edited on: January 11, 2012 10:24 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

Florida head coach Will Muschamp was reportedly blindsided by the news that Charlie Weis was accepting the head coaching position at Kansas. On Wednesday, the Gators' head coach filled that opening on his staff with the hiring of Boise State's Brent Pease as offensive coordinator.

Pease, who will also coach the Florida quarterbacks, spent the previous six seasons on Chris Petersen's staff at Boise State. The 47-year-old assistant started his coaching career after a stint playing quarterback in the NFL, serving as an offensive coordinator at Montana, Northern Arizona, Kentucky, and Baylor before joining the Broncos' staff in 2006.

“I’m excited to join the University of Florida football family and The Gator Nation,” Pease said in an official release. “I’ve always had the utmost respect for Coach Muschamp and the UF program and I’m honored to have the opportunity to work at one of the premier institutions in the nation.

"I look forward to working with a tremendous coaching staff and, from what I hear, a great group of eager, young football players. Coach Muschamp and I share a lot of the same philosophies so this was a perfect fit. I want to be multiple in our offensive formations and have a balanced attack with tempo. I firmly believe in being fundamentally sound and red-zone efficient. I want to develop our players in a pro-style offense that can help them at the next level. ”

In his time at Boise State the Broncos posted a 73-6 record, won four conference championships, and made six postseason appearances - including two Fiesta Bowl wins. After coaching the wide receivers for five seasons, to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks' coach before the 2011 season following Bryan Harsin's departure for Texas. Under Pease's guidance, Maxwell Award winner Kellen Moore finished off his decorated career as the winningest quarterback in FBS history.

There will be high expectations for the entire Florida staff for a bounce back in 2012, but especially for the offense. The Gators were ranked tenth in the SEC in total offense in 2011, only better than Ole Miss and Kentucky. The unit was not helped by a revolving door at quarterback and injuries to key playmakers, but the fans in the Swamp are not used to performances like the 184 yards of total offense in a 21-7 loss to Florida State at home.

Muschamp will speak to the media Wednesday afternoon to discuss the hire, be sure to follow Gators RapidReports for further updates.

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Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:43 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

For those of you that question his ability due to SEC defenses...well, he put up 35 on UGA last year, and in 2002 he had the Kentucky Wildcats ranked 23rd in the nation and 1st in the SEC in scoring offense...and yes, that was at Kentucky.

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:33 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

we have spread recruits from urban*

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:52 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

the only other team they faced was auburn, were driskell prepared all week then got ruled out 2 days before the game and brissett was thrown in their once again. so please do some research about what your talking about before you get on here and type. dont you understand that we just implemented a new system this year? we have pro style recruits friom urban trying to run a pro style offense. of course the offense is going to suffer until muschamp gets the recruits to run his system. anybody with any football knowledge what so ever would understand that.and we did do better than a .500 season. doesnt every conference have around 4 bad teams? your terrible at this, you act as if no other conferences have doormats and schedule easy ooc games. so to sum this up, you have no clue what u speak of. go show your ignorance somewhere else

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:33 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

I don't know if this guy is responsible for Boise's offensive success or Peterson is (I wanted Peterson for the UF job when they hired Mushchamp), but if he is he should be an improvement over Weiss who hasn't been successful at any level in college. I just don't think Weiss knows how to coach kids. If Pease can get more productivity out of the QBs than Weiss did (and it would be hard not to), then I think Pease will be a good hire.

Florida's biggest problem is lack of depth. They had as many as 25 unfilled scholarship positions this season and had the lowest number of seniors on scholarship in over 50 years this year. That translates to lack of experience and lack of depth and both will kill you against SEC defenses which - as the bowls and national championship proved again - are the best in the country, at least at the top. And if you don't believe it or don't believe defense wins championships in college just look at the SEC's domination in the BCS title games since it was started in 1998. If Florida has a couple of good, large recruiting classes they should be much improved in 1-2 years. I expect next year will still be only 7-8 wins as there will still be a lack of depth although the experience level should be improved vs. this year.

Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:14 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

Swamp15 - how did Driskell and Briscoe do against teams other than Bama and LSU?  To my knowledge - NOT very good.  And no, its not that Charlie stunk.  Hasn't Florida consistantly had a top 5 recruiting class each year?  Usually teams with all the athletes you proclaim do better than a 500 season, and thank God you scheduled the creme puff before FSU, or guess what, no bowl game for you - HA.  (Actaully, I think they almost beat the Gators).  And you are right, I totally forgot that you do play LSU/FSU/Georgia/SC, so in other words, chalk up 4 more loses next year.  Also, since you say I'm leaving teams out, lets not forget Florida plays in the EAST, with perennial doormats Kentucky, Vandy, and Tennessee recently.  Combine that with the 2 division 2 teams, or weak division 1 teams, and WALA, The gators automatically should have 5 wins each year

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 2:26 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

ha you bring up our schedule and how we dont play bama arky or auburn but leave out how we play lsu. and also play fsu ooc like every year. we only play 2 teams from the west now a&m being the other one.  and im glad other freshman were thrown into the fire and did better, that still doesnt mean anything. different system. weis was terrible.  and did those other freshman get thrown into a game against bama and lsu? state the whole facts moron, dont cherry pick. name other freshman QB'S who made their first appearance against bama and lsu. please i would like to see u do that. every team plays weaker teams get over it

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 2:08 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

fuck you

Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:39 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

It well be interesting to see what he can do with some REAL talent:-)

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:35 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

Gotta love it. Florida (SEC) who all their fans who rip Boise State- calling them several names. Hires a Boise State offensive coordinator/QB coach to become their offensive coordinator/QB coach.


Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:32 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

the mighty Jacksonville State teams
Go Game-cocks beat those gators!

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