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Florida Unveils New Assistants, New Offensive Plan

Kurt Roper

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (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 (pictured), 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.

Source: Associated Press


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