Roper to have total control of offense.

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  1. Diesel350z
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    Any truth to this? Thoughts?

    @Goldkamp247: Brett McMurphy of ESPN says on ESPNU he's been told Kurt Roper "has been given total control of the offense." #Gators
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    I don't believe any OC has total control. There will be game management decisions that HC steps in on from time to time.

    But I do believe Roper will be running the offense the vast majority of the time, within game plans and a vision that is in sync with what Muschamp wants.
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    Yeah, I'm not sure the value here. If you ask any headcoach "how much autonomy does your O.C. have?" they'll give you some variant on "he runs the show, we're just around for support or committee" or whatever.
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    If not, Muschamp might as well pack his bags. WM knows the "D" the "O" not so much.

    I just wish we would have brought in Kerwin after "Cooler Coach" rolled out of here. All Bell wanted was to control the play calling.
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    Maybe this if true will make for a better season as a team with a good and hard to defend offense!
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    Pease had control as well.
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    Apparently he didn't have control of Davis, though.
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    So what you're saying is... WM has a lot of experience handling the D :cool:
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    I am quite sure roper had long discussions on this very topic with will and Jeremy. Guys a rising star, no reason to come here and ruin that, kind if tells me all I need to know about the rumors of champ squashing his offensive coordinators. I do think Jeremy told will that you are better off running a better more entertaining brand of offense, after all it is the entertainment bizbiz
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    I come in peace.

    Do you mean it tells you WM wasn't squashing them? Or, that he was?
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    This is nothing new. Like Oak stated, every OC has control under the guidance of the HC philosophy. Fault the philosophy, not some myth that Muschamp involved himself too much. Also, every HC has their strength to one side of the ball.

    Bell would not have been mentioned around here if he wasn't a Gator.
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    Was not
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    That's one way to defer blame or take credit as the case may be.
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    If true, then one can assume Pease did not have complete control last year like many of us thought.

    It would make sense given the fact Muschamp is willing to completely change his offensive philosophy this year compared to the last 3 years of the blue collar, ground and pound, let the defense win the games, etc.

    I'm actually beginning to get really excited about this team this year and especially our new offense
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    Who would be deferring blame and for what?
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    The head coach delegating authority, it's either a good or a bad, win/win/win..
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    Not really. I think it just points out that Muschamp knows nothing about the hurry up.
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    I'm not sure OC's are even required to make game management decisions. I always thought they had "input" in them from time to time at the most. Especially on the college level.

    I think Champ is going to let Roper run the offense he knows how to run. Nothing more or less.

    Personally....I am mostly concerned with the progress of the OL and ST. I don't care who runs the offense. If our OL is only half as good as last year, we are in big trouble. And it would be nice to get a potential game changing play from the ST a time or two this year also.
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    We will get that if Andre is back and stays healthy....a big if I know, but here's to hoping.
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    Agree OL is a primary concern. Just having a relatively healthy OL would virtually guarantee better performance than last year.

    I think we should be much better. Of course I thought the same thing this time last year before Green got injured, Dunker got booted and Halapio got injured all before the first game. And then the hits kept coming.

    Fingers crossed. We're due for some good luck on the health front.

    I do think ST will return to form this year and could be the difference in tight games.

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