GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley says he’s not going to panic after the program’s first losing season since 1979.
Foley held an impromptu news conference before the Gators’ season finale against No. 2 Florida State on Saturday, reiterating “total confidence” in coach Will Muschamp and adding that “we’ve got to fix some things” on the offensive side of the ball.
Muschamp is 22-15 in three seasons in Gainesville and is coming off the worst lost in school history — a 26-20 debacle against lower-division Georgia Southern last Saturday.
Probably the only thing that has saved Muschamp this season is last year’s 11-2 record that included a trip to the Sugar Bowl.
The Gators (4-7) have lost six consecutive games — their longest losing streak in 34 years — and are four-touchdown underdogs against the Seminoles (11-0).