Florida Football Worst Coaches: Will Muschamp
- Head coach from 2011 to 2014
- 28-21 Record
The 2012 season and the lack of a major scandal are about the only things that save Will Muschamp from going down as the worst coach in Florida football history because the metrics are not kind to him.
Of coaches Florida has had since 1960 that coached at least three seasons, Muschamp had the second-worst winning percentage.
Hired in Gainesville after being the Head Coach in Waiting at Texas, his debut campaign in 2011 had losses to Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, and FSU.
His 2012 season saw the Gators ascend to third in the country, but Florida missed out on the SEC title game due to a 17-9 loss to Georgia.
He was able to parlay that into the third-best recruiting class in the country for the class of 2013, and it seemed like, despite his defensive-minded approach, Florida was on the right track.
Then the actual 2013 season saw Florida go 4-8, including the infamous loss to Georgia Southern.
One could argue that loss alone should have been enough to get Muschamp fired, but he was granted one more season to turn it around.
He did not.
Florida went 6-5 in 2014, and Muschamp was invited to leave Gainesville.
Worse, the recruiting class of 2015 fell apart and finished 21st nationally.