Leak our future coach?

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    I sure hope Muschamp and Pease find a way to keep Leak on the staff after this year ends as a GA.

    Pease has many great things to say about Leak.

    http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=26429
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    I can see him as an OC in the not-so-distant future, but I think he'll need to amp up the personality to be a great HC and recruiter.

    That said, if he's going to be doing that anywhere, I'd sure hope it's here.
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    I sure hope he remains in Orange and Blue the rest of his career, but we all know that is not going to happen. :(
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    I smile everytime I see him with TM on the sidelines...

    I hope we can hire him as our QB coach in the near future.
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    I think GA jobs are two years. Somebody on the staff would have to leave at the right time a big question is always how a young coach will recruit.
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    The nature of being at a huge program.

    That said, there is a line there that can happen here, where we tend to have a lot of coaching turnover, particularly on offense.

    But if he wants to be a coach he'll jump to the first place that gives him a spot at QB coach then positional coach then OC and so on.

    I honestly think we could find a spot for him as a QB coach in the next couple of years which would be a fairly quick rise for a guy like that.
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    Hope you are right.
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    I'd prefer to see him take a few QB coaching jobs elsewhere...learn from other offensive minds...become a an OC....and work his way up the ranks before we hire him to a fulltime coaching position on the staff. I'd like to see Kerwin become the QB coach before Leak. But, down the road, after he gains actual coaching experience, he'll likely be a very good coach.
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    I think he would be a fantastic coach. He was never a rah-rah guy, but was just as much of a leader as Tebow, albeit in his quiet unassuming way. Remember, he basically recruited many of those guys who eventually joined that famed class that won the 2006 championship. Many of them wanted to come play with him.

    He struck me as a cerebral player, a bit too cautious at times, but knew the game very well. His work with Murphy is a testament to his ability to coach, so yes, I could definitely see success as a head coach. I will admit, he will have to work on amping up his personality as a poster said above.
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    I, too, wonder about that regarding the recuriting side. I almost wonder if he isn't more well suited for coaching in the pro game.
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    He definitely seems like he would make and excellent coach and happy to have him back at UF'
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    He also won his first start as a Gator in LSU...irony heading into this weekend he's advising TM

    I think he has a trusting quality about him that recruits and parents can identify with, which sometimes is just as important as personality
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    Could this weekend be a watershed moment for Muschamp?

    I know he's always had a plan to be physical, control the football and win the LOS. But I think the way Bama and LSU were winning in 2010, and the way they mauled his Gators that year only enhanced his drive to emulate those programs

    Now he has that team, he had it last year as well. He's rolling into Baton Rouge with a defense he really likes and a QB I think he trusts. I'm sure he wishes the run game was more dominant

    But if the "new LSU" and "new SEC" is able to beat his Gators in shootouts.....will it force him to put more emphasis on being explosive on the offensive side of the ball? Will he adapt? I'm sure he'd prefer to be both explosive on offense and stout on defense, but let's face it under this coach the defense will always take priority.

    Interesting to see....I also think the SEC will revert to it's old ways once all these QB's graduate and these young 5 stars on LSU, Bama, UGA etc grow up and become juniors
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    One of my all time favorite Gators.
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    His first start (and first of his record eight 4th quarter comeback wins) was against Kentucky. But I agree completely with your analysis of his recruiting potential. As another poster said, he recruited a bunch of great players to follow him to Florida to win a National Championship.

    But he would win moms and dads over in living rooms across the state and beyond. Think Danny Wuerffel...
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    Maybe???
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    Chris Leak threw beatiful passes with a perfect spiral and great touch. Chris was a hard worker and could have a calming affect on a QB. Muschamp could do no wrong with Chris Leak.
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    Not really... Reminds me of David Shaw at Stanford.
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    I still think he threw the prettiest ball ever in Gainesville.
    One of my top 5 Gator faves.
    He belongs on THAT sideline.

    This dazzling post was sent via my Samsung Galaxy Tablet using jet packs custom built for Gator Country.
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    I think there is a really good chance Leak is a QB coach in 2 years. All it will really take is Joker getting a better opportunity somewhere else. Joker has to be the most overqualified WR coach we have ever had.

    If Joker moves on Pease could become the OC/WR coach and Chris could take on the QB coach.
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