DESTIN, Fla. – There's no questioning new Florida coach Will Muschamp’s defensive knowledge. But what - or how - the Gators will do on offense isn't as clear cut.
So what will be the Gators’ offensive philosophy under coordinator Charlie Weis?
“Be multiple and do what your players can do,” Muschamp said Tuesday at the SEC’s spring meetings. “I’ve said this before: I don’t believe whether you’re on offense or defense you take a scheme and throw it on your players and say ‘this is what we are.’
“You have to do a good job of evaluating your talent and see what you can do – don’t ask them to do something they can’t. Put them in a situation where they can be successful.
“That’s what we’ve done. We’ve identified playmakers offensively. We’ve identified things we think our strengths are. We’ve curtailed our offense to be what we can be based on those guys.”
Earlier this month speaking at a Gator booster club gathering in Tampa, Fla., Muschamp said SEC teams have to be able to run the football to consistently win in league play.
“Granted I would love to be 50-50 balanced down the middle, running and passing,” Muschamp said. “When you become too one-dimensional – I’m just looking at it from a defensive perspective – it makes it pretty easy for you. When you’re a one dimensional team, you have to be balanced in what you do especially in this league.”