Florida AD: Will Muschamp staying put for now

Mark Richt and Will Muschamp will get another chance to talk before the annual game between Georgia and Florida on Nov. 1. (AP photo)

Mark Richt and Will Muschamp will get another chance to talk before the annual game between Georgia and Florida on Nov. 1. (AP photo)

Will Muschamp isn’t going anywhere right now.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he’ll wait until the end of the season to determine the future of the embattled coach.

“At the beginning of the season we said we would evaluate the season as it plays out,’’ Foley said in a statement on GatorZone.com. “We will continue to do so. Our sole focus right now is supporting our coaching staff and players as they prepare for Georgia.”

I wrote Saturday night that something needed to be done with Muschamp before Florida plays ninth-ranked Georgia on Nov. 1. The Gators are off this week, which is a perfect time for an AD to make a change.

Here’s what Muschamp said after Missouri’s 42-13 victory over the Gators (3-3, 2-3) on Saturday: “I’m really worried about this football team right now. I’m not concerned about things I don’t have any control over.”

Since going 11-2 in his second season at Florida, the Gators are 7-11, which is bad.

But if you put their past 13 games under more scrutiny, the Gators are just 3-10, a deplorable stretch that included a seven-game losing streak to close 2013 (including a loss to then-FCS team Georgia Southern).

Florida had 283 yards of offense and six turnovers against Missouri.

“We’ve got to identify some things that we can be consistent with offensively,” Muschamp said on his TV show on Sunday. “That’s one thing in our first six games, we have not done anything offensively. We did against Kentucky a little bit, got some ball movement. We did against LSU at times. But against Tennessee, against Alabama and (

Saturday), we couldn’t get anything going.”


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