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Written by Andrew Spivey, November 17, 2014, 2 Comments,
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When news broke on Sunday morning that Will Muschamp was being removed as head coach at Florida the Florida Gators still had recruits on campus including offensive line commit George Brown (6-6, 264, Cincinnati, OH Winton Woods) who was caught off guard by the announcement.

“Today [Sunday] is a wild day,” Brown said. “I was on campus still when the news came out but I heard about it on Twitter from everyone posting about it. My first thought was who was going to be the new head coach and who was going to stick around from the current coaches.

Brown hasn’t wavered from his commitment to Florida but he hopes that offensive line coach Mike Summers will be able to coach him at Florida.

“I’m still a Gator but I hope Coach Summers stays at Florida,” Brown said. “There is no way that I’m leaving Florida so I’m solid to Florida but I want to play for Coach Summers.”

The offensive line commit was upset about the news because of his relationship with Muschamp but he knows that this is a business decision.

“I like Coach Muschamp a lot and I wish he could’ve stayed but I understand the decision,” Brown said. “I’m just ready to find out who the new coach is and get down there and get ready to play.”

Brown who was on an unofficial visit to Florida this weekend was impressed by how the crowd acted despite the loss.

“The game atmosphere was great on Saturday, it was loud in there,” Brown said. “I just wish we could’ve won against South Carolina though. We had a good chance to do that but it didn’t happen.”

The Ohio native also had the chance to sit down and talk to all of the coaches as well as the other recruits on campus.

“I got to hang out with Brandon (Sandifer) and Tyler (Jordan) before the game,” Brown said. “I got to sit in the offensive line meeting with Coach Summers and that went good. Coach Summers is a great coach and he knows what he’s doing with the linemen.”

Before I ended the interview with Brown he wanted to give a message to Florida fans on his status.

“I want to tell Gator fans that I’m still solid to Florida and you don’t have to worry about going anywhere.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Brown is as solid as they come and he will help the Florida Gators finish this recruiting class off strong.

Andrew Spivey

About Andrew Spivey

Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. Wilbur_36November 17, 2014, 5:17 pm

    Thanks for your usual complete coverage of the issues facing the Gators on the field and in recruiting . We really appreciate the job you do.

    Andrew, would you give us your thoughts on trying to get Art Briles from Baylor as head coach. I don’t know much about him but I did watch their game with Texas. I was very surprised how Baylor and Coach Briles handled the TEXAS LONGHORNS. From what I seen in that game I think he would be a great hire for Florida. I will be watching for your response.

    Wilbur Hatcher—Ocala GATOR!!!!!!!!!

    • ragmNovember 18, 2014, 10:44 am

      As a former Gator Athletic Department letter man, my thoughts about the issues are simple. Starting with Coach Muschamp, he is a fine man, he accomplished things that didn’t make it to the media. I heard our graduation percentage went up several percentage points during his tenure. We’ve had a few players get out of line off and on the field, but with coach Muschamp, what should have happen in each incident did happen. I will also say the “bully type postures” he took on the sideline, was a little too extreme for my taste, but people are entitled to their own form of expression. What I want from the next coach, I want the ball in the air, around the corners, deep down the middle, and sometimes touched by more than three players on a play. I also want a new era for the fans, stop acknowledging the fan base only when we win. The Athletic Department needs to communicate with the fans, before, during and after the game and the season. How in the world can the University of Knotheadville, (I know I spelled that wrong) have the ability to color coordinate 100,000 fans and during the worst times in Tennessee history and we can’t even find out to wear orange or blue? We are the University of Florida, we’re smart, innovative and have a great to tremendous sense of humor. Hell back in the 70′s we Stoll LSU’s statue tiger and painted it pink!! Lastly, thank you Will, you showed us that people can be held accountable and succeed.

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When news broke on Sunday morning that Will Muschamp was being removed as head coach at Florida the Florida Gators still had recruits on campus including offensive line commit George Brown (6-6, 264, Cincinnati, OH Winton Woods) who was caught off guard by the announcement.

“Today [Sunday] is a wild day,” Brown said. “I was on campus still when the news came out but I heard about it on Twitter from everyone posting about it. My first thought was who was going to be the new head coach and who was going to stick around from the current coaches.

Brown hasn’t wavered from his commitment to Florida but he hopes that offensive line coach Mike Summers will be able to coach him at Florida.

“I’m still a Gator but I hope Coach Summers stays at Florida,” Brown said. “There is no way that I’m leaving Florida so I’m solid to Florida but I want to play for Coach Summers.”

The offensive line commit was upset about the news because of his relationship with Muschamp but he knows that this is a business decision.

“I like Coach Muschamp a lot and I wish he could’ve stayed but I understand the decision,” Brown said. “I’m just ready to find out who the new coach is and get down there and get ready to play.”

Brown who was on an unofficial visit to Florida this weekend was impressed by how the crowd acted despite the loss.

“The game atmosphere was great on Saturday, it was loud in there,” Brown said. “I just wish we could’ve won against South Carolina though. We had a good chance to do that but it didn’t happen.”

The Ohio native also had the chance to sit down and talk to all of the coaches as well as the other recruits on campus.

“I got to hang out with Brandon (Sandifer) and Tyler (Jordan) before the game,” Brown said. “I got to sit in the offensive line meeting with Coach Summers and that went good. Coach Summers is a great coach and he knows what he’s doing with the linemen.”

Before I ended the interview with Brown he wanted to give a message to Florida fans on his status.

“I want to tell Gator fans that I’m still solid to Florida and you don’t have to worry about going anywhere.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Brown is as solid as they come and he will help the Florida Gators finish this recruiting class off strong.

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