Don't bet on Gators having a new offensive coordinator next season
If you're one of those people who was certain that after this past Saturday's loss to South Carolina, Florida would be getting a new offensive coordinator next season, don't bet on it.
Florida coach Urban Meyer said Monday he evaluates every member of his staff at the conclusion of each season, and although he isn't even thinking about personnel changes right now, when asked if offensive coordinator Steve Addazio might be replaced, Meyer said that's not a change he anticipates making.
"I don't think that will happen,'' Meyer said when asked if there's a chance Addazio might not have those duties next season. "I'm not into blame, I'm not into excuses. We're into solutions. Right now, the solution is somehow have a great Tuesday and Wednesday (practices). I know that's a coach-speak answer, especially around here, but that's what we'll do. We started heading in the right direction and we've got to get the momentum back. We failed to capitalize on that last week, offensively.''
And about those rumors surrounding Meyer's imminent departure?
"The head coach will be back next year,'' he said. "Well, I mean I can't say that, I hope I am. I'm going to do the best I can to get this thing back at the elite level, which we all expect. There's some great young players that have promise (on the team). But I'm not sure that's appropriate to talk about right now.''
Meyer said his main concern this week is sending his seniors out with a victory in their final home game at Florida Field on Saturday.