Florida coach Will Muschamp annoyed by ongoing penalties
The Gators have been piling up penalty flags throughout Will Muschamp’s time as coach. They have kept it under control at times, but the problem flared up again during Saturday’s 31-17 win over Vanderbilt.
No. 4 Florida committed 10 penalties for 80 yards, not counting at least one pass interference call that Vanderbilt declined.
“(There are) some silly penalties we need to get out of our game as we move forward, as the stakes get a little higher,” Muschamp said.
Coming into the Vandy game, Florida was averaging 61.6 penalty yards per game. The only SEC team doing worse was LSU. Ironically, the Gators get more penalty yards per game from their opponents (58.0) than anyone in the conference.
Anyway, the mistake that really tested Muschamp’s composure on Saturday was one that happened late in the second quarter. After a timeout, Florida lined up for second-and-goal at the Vanderbilt 1-yard line and was quickly flagged for having too many men on the field.
“We have a chance right there to go up seven and we come out of a timeout and we got 48 guys on the field,” Muschamp said. “I mean, come on. That can’t happen.
“Was it communicated in the timeout? Absolutely, it was communicated. Not good enough. It will next time.”
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