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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: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:29 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

Westmo2k, Pease will not be overwhelmed by the speed, since he will not be on the field.  Pease has coached in the SEC before at Kentucky.  I am glad they have this settled, and can get on with the business at hand.  Muschamp has to sign a large recruiting class this year, and Pease who ran a great offense will help toward that end.

Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:26 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

Did you watch any Florida games this year?  I have seen many, many freshman QB's who were thrown to the fire early, and fared much, much better than the two "top" freshman QB's you have.  Also, I don't believe that adding 2 TE's, who also have to prove themselves, will solve the Gator problems.  Next year is the first time that I can ever remember, that the Gators don't play the first 2 games AT HOME against weaker oppenents to get their act together.  They will lose in week 2 to Texas A&M, and start the slide once again.  But don't forget, there is hope because the Gators don't play Bama, don't play Arkansas, Don't play Auburn, BUT they DO PLAY Bowling Green, Rajun Cajuns and the mighty Jacksonville State teams.  So all in all, enjoy the sub par years 

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:10 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

He will be overwhelmed by the defensive speed in the SEC.  MUCH different playing field than the WAC or whatever conference Boise plays in.

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 12:58 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

WOW, you are very naive if you think a school like Florida, or Ohio St, UCS, Alabama, LSU, or Texas, will be "down" for a 7-9 year period overall.

Florida does lose some talent, but so do all those big schools.  That is what makes them great, they constantly have the top recruiting classes and have players waiting in the wings.  Florida's biggest problem right ow is QB.  I have no doubt that WR and RB will be fine.  It will take a 1-2 years though because they are changing offensive philosophies and need the right players.

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 12:31 pm

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

really florida has no talent? thats funny. 10 starters on defense and two of the top 5 freshman QB'S out of high school the previous year. they are both true freshman, so how can u be so quick to say they are no good? mike gillislie is a good RB and were bringing in 2 off the top tight ends, and if we land agholor or diggs we will have tons of young talent. oh and dont forget we return 10 starters on defense. go ahead and write us off, it will make it better when u have to eat crow.

Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:55 am

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

Dude - Florida has NO talent coming back.  the QB's are horrible, and they lost all their speed in demps and Rainey.  And by the way, INJURIES are not the reason they have sucked the past few years.  That is just a typical Gator fan making excuses.  You guys will be down for at least 5 to 7 more years.

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:36 am

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

If I were a Florida fan, I wouldn't be too excited about his arrival.  He was the beneficiary of the Chris Peterson/Brian Harsin offensive philosophy and only spent this past year as OC more or less as a placeholder.  Most of those close to the program barely yawned when he was interviewing and didn't seem to think replacing him would be much of a problem. As was stated earlier, he left for Indiana last year but after Harsin left he came right back.  Boise State is a popular hunting ground for up and coming assistant coaches and for the most part there is good reason for it. But Brent Pease doesn't seem to be amoung the group of innovators that many have been.

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:57 am

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

I am completely fired up about the hire. With the level of success Coach Pease has already achieved, the Gators are setting themselves up to reclaim the east if not next year, perhaps the following. The last two years were plagued with key injuries that cost us some crucial games; hopefully we can stay healthy for the new coach in this upcoming campaign. Go Gators!

Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:51 am

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

Give him a couple of weeks and he will go somewhere else.  He is about as stable as they come.  He took the same job at Indiana last year and changed his mind after 2 weeks.  Here we go again!

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:31 am

Florida hires Boise State's Brent Pease as new OC

If his choices were Bama or UF, I guess I am glad the gators got him.  LSU has to play both every year, but Bama is in our division, so I don't need them getting any advantages.  Of course, Weis was supposed to bring some sort of advantage, but I never saw it at UF.  I also think the gators are still a couple of years away from being really competitive, so we will see what Pease can do with those young QB's. 

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