AD to evaluate Will Muschamp

ByChris Low ESPN logo
Monday, October 20, 2014

Floridaathletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he would continue to evaluate the status of football coach Will Muschamp "as it plays out" over the season.

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

The statement comes on the heels of the Gators' embarrassing 42-13 homecoming loss to Missouri on Saturday.

The Gators have lost their past two games -- both home losses -- and fan discontent is at an all-time high under Muschamp, who is in his fourth season and was 4-8 a year ago.

Against Missouri, Florida committed six turnovers, including two that were returned for touchdowns, and allowed two special teams scores. Chants of "Fire Muschamp" started in the third quarter and could be heard throughout an emptying Florida Field the rest of the night.

The defeat was Florida's second straight on homecoming, the first time that's happened in Gainesville since 1947.

It dropped Muschamp's record to 25-19, including 15-14 in conference play.

The Gators (3-3) are off this week before facing Georgia on Nov. 1 in Jacksonville.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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