After another disappointing offensive performance, many Florida fans are unhappy with the direction, or lack there of , of the Florida offense. And one prominent columnist thinks the Gators should make a change with the offensive coordinator.
Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel wrote a column stating that Florida coach Jim McElwain needs to move on from Doug Nussmeier and hand over the play calling duties to Steve Spurrier, who is already at Florida as a consultant.
“McElwain should start consulting with him and listening to what one of the greatest offensive minds in college football history has to say about calling plays, getting receivers open and developing quarterbacks,” Bianchi wrote.
This isn’t the first time Bianchi has suggested that McElwain should move on from Nussmeier, as he mentions in his column that he called for McElwain to demote Nussmeier and call the plays himself before last year’s SEC Championship game.
In August, Danny Sheridan went on the Paul Finebaum show and said that Spurrier would consider being an offensive coordinator again, but only if it were outside the SEC.
The Florida offense has struggled against premier opponents, as the Gators have never scored more than 20 points in the 6 combined games against Florida State, Alabama and Michigan. The Gators will have the chance to get their offense on track this week, when they host Northern Colorado. Feleipe Franks will start at quarterback for the Gators this week.
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