Posted: 10:48 am Friday, May 2nd, 2014

5 questions with Florida’s Will Muschamp 

By Michael Carvell

Here are five questions with Florida football coach Will Muschamp.

(Note: They were answered through UF sports information director Steve McClain)

  1. Last year was the first year that Florida hasn’t signed any players from Georgia since 2011. Was that on purpose? Or did you just have so much talent in Florida you really didn’t need to go much into Georgia? “Georgia has great high school players, coaches and football programs and will always be a priority for us in recruiting.”
  2. With so many kids committing early, how do you compare the importance of unofficial visits to official visits now? “Every time a kid steps on your campus you have a chance to make an impression.”
  3. If you were in charge of NCAA, what’s one rule you would change to improve recruiting? “Let the head coaches be on the road in the Spring evaluation period.”
  4. It seems like every year, a college coach either has his name thrown into the rumor mill for other jobs, or he’s on the proverbial “hot seat.” What’s it like with recruiting with the speculation over your future? “Every coach deals with rumors and negative recruiting. I focus on the University of Florida and all of the positives around our program academically and athletically.”
  5. How much negative recruiting is out there? “Our focus is the University of Florida and I can’t answer how other schools recruit.”
92 comments
BCB
BCB

Muschamp is on a very short leash at UF. He better win big or he is gone.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

I read on another site that Will's Father passed on Thursday.

 His father, Larry, died Thursday pm and will be buried tomorrow in Rome, GA.

Bless Will and his family.

TampGator1
TampGator1

Quack....


Time to go boating.  You enjoy your day in freedom that you served to protect.  I will as well and am thankful for all who served so I can go boating when and where (for the most part) I like.  . 

TampGator1
TampGator1

Quackmeyer.....


Enjoyed the read.  I lost my high school buddy in Vietnam (killed the first week he was there in downtown Saigon).  I was not draft eligible (spine defect discovered during a physical when I tried to join the Air Force right out of high school) and went to college instead.  But I would have served just as my brother did (Navy in the Far East and Middle East), just as my father did (Omaha Beach during WWII), just as my uncle did (Korea and Nam), just as my grandfather did (Navy in WWI).  We live in an enablement society where, in out schools due to hundreds of law suits, we promote not having to work hard to earn things in life to our young (and that was instituted by the Bush family).  I don't think Obama has been a very good president, but that is not all his fault.  The government is dysfunctional due to the two parties having too many extremist factions, left and right.  Our founding fathers did not set up our governmental system to be a system where people go "serve" to get rich or serve to better their own interests.  Most of our founding fathers left government less better off than when they came to serve.  That was not good either.  There has to be a moderate ground for our government to function properly, as it did for many years under the two party system.  But the two parties are stuck because there simply are too many in congress promoting far left and far right agendas, which do not serve the people of America as a whole.  The government is broken, but it is not going to be fixed by extremist views on either side of the fence.  Now, I have had my say as well.  Enjoyed the discussion on a sports blog.   

TampGator1
TampGator1

East.....


Who exactly is the "moderate non worker?"  I can guarantee you that their are moderate, liberal, conservative, and extremist non workers all across America living off your tax dollars, and mine.  And I can guarantee you that I worked hard for over 30 years to EARN my retirement.  Emotions will dominate your mind if you let them.

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

TampaGator- I am very accepting of other people, but I am less accepting of other people when they require me to pay their bills. Take care of your own, then we don't need to take from others to meet our needs.

How is it that my inferior lifestyle and attitude (Conservative) enable me to pay all my bills, and the bills of the "moderate" non-worker? Yep, my limited world view and ignorant attitudes (work ethic) allow the much smarter and more caring liberals to live off my work. Just stupid, I guess. I should quit pulling the wagon and just get in the wagon. Yea Obama, what awesome values you have. Empty prisons, open borders, yea!

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

TampaGator....A good political discussion is always refreshing.  Ellis Island was a great place to accept all that were willing to enter this country.  That idea is still a strong one.  But entering this country one must strive to become part of this country by becoming a citizen and accepting its laws and principals.  We are a compassionate country but it must be a 2 way street.  Giving away everything we hold dear to folks not willing to share the founding fathers dreams is just not acceptable.  It seems so little to ask for so much in return.  There is personal freedom for everyone who is willing to accept just a few hurdles to make it happen.  We are not entitled to anything unless we prove we want to be part of this great nation.  If what I said is unacceptable, then God help us all.  I put my 23 years in the military and thus I believe I have the right to speak of what I fought for and believe in.  Two tours in Nam gives me a little leeway and I plan on using that leeway when the opportunity comes up.  If you would like to respond, I welcome that response but for me, I have said my piece on this matter.

TampGator1
TampGator1

Quack.....


Yes, there are a few of us open minded, moderate thinking, accepting of others, compromising types out there.  The same kind of "you out there" that first debated with compromising attitudes and minds......and then wrote and rewrote the constitution of the United States of America to include all Americans in the pursuit of liberty of all and personal freedom for everyone.  But I take a lot of comfort that, in the end, "we" always wins.....because the truth always does.         

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Tampa Gator.....Wow, didn't realize that there were still a few of you left out there.  There is always a place for the minority opinion in this country.  Keep up the good work.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

NO POAD2014.....Obama is making Jimmy Carter look like FDR & Ronnie R.  Lying to the people is 2nd nature to this administration.  Now I am really mad.  Hope to calm down by the time my guests arrive for my Kentucky Derby Party.

POAD2014
POAD2014

There is 1 ONE Georgian that LOVES Obama and that is Jimmy the Peanut Carter. Obama is making Jimmy Carter look like an okay President.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Keep on smiling....Don't get me started on Benghazi!  He ignored our boys cries for help and now they are dead!  CIC my behind! 

POAD2014
POAD2014

I guess all the UGa fans will be watching the Kentucky Derby because at least the UGa women can ride their horses to CHAMPIONSHIPS. The boy dWags not so much.

POAD2014
POAD2014

How many CRYSTAL Footballs are in ATHENS? How many are in Gainesville?

POAD2014
POAD2014

My Vent was Rocking.................


It must be Spring in Georgia because the Delusional Dawg fans are talking about winning a National Championship.

   Score: 26

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

No doubt the inteview was about the same length as obama's take on the real deal about Benghazi

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Keep on Smiling.....I did see that CWM answered those questions thru his SID.  It was his words just not his voice that is being reported.  Same result, it just came up lame!

hot13dog
hot13dog

Muschamp is not signing Georgia players because these kids want to play for a winner. That's why UGA does not get the best out of the state. Haven't you figured that out yet???

badbrad23
badbrad23

C'mon Carvell, you're better than this.


Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Tampa Gator.....I try and be objective and express my opinion as such.  Don't care much for UF  or Obama.  I'm not going to travel to DC to express that opinion.  Yes, I'm just another guy, just like you.  He had a chance to impress folks in this interview and came up lacking.  End of story.

NCDawg
NCDawg

Well, might as well have said "no comment".

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Boy what a charming azz.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Coach speak to the max.  This guy has now proved to me to be a short -timer.  Too bad, I thought he had a real chance to be a great Fla coach.  Sounds like every other  HS coach in the country.  He has not separated himself from the pack.  Just another guy!  Too bad!

Charlestondog
Charlestondog

He sounds like a politician...maybe he should run for Governor of Florida :)

TU
TU

The interview must have been conducted over twitter.

After Driskel went down last year, the team may have developed a case of the "YIPS" (over thinking everything). SEC football has become a high stakes game for both coaches and players. The game at Tuscaloosa on Sept. 20th will be a real pressure cooker. 


KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Will has made more money in these past 6-8 years (Texas adn Gatorville) than Davy Crockett. We should all be so lucky. If he doesn't right the ship then somebody will hire him as the DC for 850k per year and he will just have to cutback on his expense and suffer thru life. Again ...we should all be so lucky as Will M.

That's all I got to say about that.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Tampa...you and all your libs just check the box on your tax filings that state you wish to give extra to all the trash! I will just keep my money.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Quackmeyer


Is there a such thing as a good political discussion?  Goes hand in hand with religion, I thought.  But thanks for keeping it semi civil, as others have chosen other directions.  Now....back to liberating debate about the Braves, Dawgs, Gators, Hawks, Yellow Jackets, and Falcons........

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

no doubt...send them back today OR send them all to Cali....that place is done already.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Quackmeyer


Sort of like, weapons of mass destruction lies?  Not hardly.


A lot of Germans thought and felt like you in the 1930s   Go have some "tea" and settle down.  America is just fine without you and your tea drinkers.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@POAD2014


I think more than one voted for him during the last presidential election, and certainly nationwide.  Go have some "tea" with the Quackmister  And check under your bed before going to sleep.  And liberal might come out and get you.  And, maybe, even a moderate like myself.   

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Quackmeyer


Bush ignored 3,000 dead New Yorkers and leveled Irag instead while Bin Laden lived safely in Afgan land and Pakistan.  At least Obama took care of that problem.  Thank you very much.  And I doubt Obama was even told about Benghazi and the issues there until it was over and done with.....unfortunately for the people that died there.  But, I am sure if he had known, Obama would have just let those people die because he is a liberal.....yeah right.  Open you mind.  It does not hurt when you do.  

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Here are five questions with Florida football coach Will Muschamp.

(Note: They were answered through UF sports information director Steve McClain)

you did notice the NOTE portion?  Hard to expand on any questions for Will when somebody else is actually controlling the reply. Will has problems no doubt and his image is just one of them.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Quackmeyer


Maybe, Quack, you should take a trip down to Gainesville and tell Muschamp that to his face.  Then, I would expect, that you would become the short timer (you don't need a hyphen).  And I have met and talked to Muschamp three times in my life.  And one thing I can guarantee you, he is not "just another guy."  But I am positive that you are.    

TampGator1
TampGator1

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie


Said the same thing, and we hardly ever do.  If Will manages to coach his way out of Gainesville, which I doubt he will (he is just to good a coach and he has learned a lot about being a head coach these last three years), he will not take a college DC job again.  He will either go become a defensive coordinator in the pros or he will take another head coaching job on the college level. There will be a lot of offers either way.  But I fully expect Coach Muschamp to be coaching the Gators for a very long time. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie


P.S.  I don't have any "libs."  But I do have some lids left over from some old "trash" cans that you can sell for some more cash. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie


And what nationality was your forefathers and mothers?  Maybe the Native Americans felt the same way as you do about them.  An open mind and a thoughtful mind is a wise mind.  A closed mind lacks thought and wisdom. 

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@TampGator1 @Quackmeyer Obama could not find his A$$  with both hands in his hip pocket and will go down in history as the president responsible for destroying the country but..............he could not have done it without the millions of those on the dole living off the taxpayers in a life style much better than many of those whose tax money is supporting them.


You are damned right that is B U Y I N G   V O TE S with our tax money!!!!

ARdawg
ARdawg

@TampGator1 @QuackmeyerWTH do you think Muschamp would do? Punch him in the face, kill him? Geez TG, get over yourself. Quack made an honest evaluation based on the 5 questions here plus his body of work. It's not very impressive bruddah. Without a spectacular year in 2014 Muschamp is likely out on his keister. You know you Florida fans are an impatient lot. Will isn't getting it done on the field and his arrogant demeanor isn't winning him any support

BCB
BCB

Funny. Muschamp will be looking for a job in 2015.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

You're overstating Will's value with that DC in the pros. Is it not possible Will is sitting in the wrong chair as a HC?

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@TampGator1 @KeepOnSmilingWetWillie


I agree with WeRun  Second in TheEast and will throw this out  as food for thought.


As far as our country is concerned we Americans are the original

  "T E R R O R I S T S" because our ancestors  T O O K  it from

   the N A T I V E    A M E R I C A N S. Columbus supposedly discovered it

but actually it was not lost. 

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@TampGator1 @ARdawg


H A W G W A S H !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have been keeping up with Muschamp since he started at UGA and I can honestly say "I've stepped over better men than WM getting to the fight". My 14 years old son could take WM in a fair fight !!!!!!!!!!!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

@ARdawg


I have personally seen what Muschamp does to people that ask him stupid questions or make stupid comments to him.  Quackmeyer would be a short timer in Muschamp's presence if he made those comments to him (which he wouldn't), and he would feel like an idiot when Will walked away from him.  And he should.  But both of you are entitled to you opinions, intelligent ones or not.  That is what blogs are for, unfortunately.