Florida head coach Will Muschamp has received a vote of confidence from athletic director Jeremy Foley, according to Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post.
Gators AD Jeremy Foley: "I have total confidence in Coach Muschamp. We've gotta fix some things."— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) November 30, 2013
Gators AD Jeremy Foley on 2013 season: "It's not acceptable. It's not who we are. It's not what we're about."— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) November 30, 2013
Gators AD Jeremy Foley: "I've heard that (saying Muschamp can fix this) is my ego speaking. No. That's my belief."— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) November 30, 2013
Votes of confidence for college head coaches are often preceded with the term "dreaded," but despite the Gators' wretched form this season, it really does seem like Muschamp will survive for another year. There's no way Florida will be so snakebitten by injuries again, or at least one would hope not.
The last coach to stumble like this at Florida, Ron Zook, has been the most common comparison for Muschamp. The two have nearly identical records, but Foley was quick to dismiss that talk.
Gators AD Jeremy Foley on firing Zook vs keeping Muschamp: "It's not apples to apples. This time, I think it's headed where we want."— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) November 30, 2013
The odds are against Will Muschamp coaching beyond the 2014 season at Florida, but it would seem that he will at least get the chance to dig himself out of this hole.