Hoover, Ala. -- After listening to Will Muschamp's opening address, I'm considering starting up some sort of Wikipedia site devoted to keeping up with his quotes. The man simply jams more information into each breath than anybody else on earth. He's either the Twista or Phil Steele of college football coaches.
Seriously. So much information:
Here's how much Will Muschamp studies football. He accurately said Texas A&M ran 106 plays in its spring game
After running through virtually the entire depth chart (and noting he and new offensive coordinator Brent Pease are "on the same page," acknowledging depagination with Charlie Weis last year -- however, he did say he talked to Weis yesterday and blamed much of the struggles on John Brantley's ankle injury against Alabama), Muschamp commented on the development of the defense and Lerentee McCray taking over the pass-rushing Buck position.
As for the future:
Reporter: "Florida has not had a losing season since 1979." Muschamp: "Yeah, I know, I was told a couple times."
News happened, as Muschamp revealed previously arrested and suspended tight end A.C. Leonard will transfer. He also clarified that freshman Dante Phillips has indeed been released from his letter of intent, said the injured Ronald Powell will play this year, and said receiver Stephen Alli and defensive back Marcus Maye both had surgery and should be fine. Corner Jeremy Brown will have wrist surgery, and should also be good to go.
With a season-opening game against newcomer Texas A&M, Muschamp praised the "exotic" offenses fielded by the Big 12 imports and called College Station an "SEC-like atmosphere; it'll be loud and it'll be fun."
He talked up starting hot, playing tough at home, avoiding "immaturity," being in shape, beating rivals, defended the first amendment from Twitter knucklehead sanctions, declined an Isaiah Crowell comment and closed with a neat little zinger for his primary SEC rival:
"Coach [Vince] Dooley never complained about it being in Jacksonville." -- Will Muschamp on the Cocktail Party's location
Your updated Recruitedness Power Rankings, in which we rank how recruited we feel to each program after each coach has taken the podium:
- Steve Spurrier
- James Franklin
- Kevin Sumlin
- Will Muschamp
- Gary Pinkel