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Florida fires offensive coordinator and offensive line coach

Nick Bromberg
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Here are the changes to the Florida coaching staff.

A day after losing to Florida State, Florida announced that offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis will not return to the staff. Will Muschamp remains as the team's head coach.

"I have a lot of respect for Coach Pease and Coach Davis," Muschamp said in a statement. "They are both good football coaches and even better people. There have been a lot of unfortunate circumstances this year, but that is part of the game sometimes. I want to thank each of them for their contributions to the program both on and off the field."

The Florida offense was ineffective (to put it nicely) and riddled with injuries this season. The team finished the season with Skylar Morninwheg at quarterback after injuries to Jeff Driskel and Tyler Murphy. Running back Matt Jones also underwent knee surgery and the offensive line was also decimated.

But despite the injuries, the offense struggled, especially against Georgia Southern in a 26-20 loss before the Florida State game. Florida finished 112th in the country in total yards. The only BCS teams below them were Kansas, Wake Forest, Memphis, Purdue, Connecticut and South Florida. Not very good company.

Pease replaced Charlie Weis as offensive coordinator after Weis left to be the coach at Kansas. Before the Gators' game at Kentucky this season, Pease took his quarterbacks on a nature walk.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to come to the University of Florida and work with a bunch of great coaches, administrative staff and players," Pease said." I know we came up short of our ultimate goal, but I will carry on knowing I gained valuable friendships and relationships during my time here."

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