Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp reacts during the second quarter against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) - Florida's slow and plodding offense is history.
After the worst season in more than 30 years, coach Will Muschamp made significant changes -- and not just to his staff.
Muschamp introduced three new assistants Monday -- offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, offensive line coach Mike Summers and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler -- and confirmed that the Gators are installing a hurry-up offensive scheme that will include spread elements.
Muschamp says "we needed more tempo, we needed to create more snaps, we needed to create more space plays. I felt like being in the gun would help some of our personnel, and that's where we're headed."
The Gators lost their final seven games in 2013, finished 4-8 and missed a bowl game for the first time since 1990. It was the program's first losing season since 1979.