Make us your home page

Sunshine State Report

The latest on college sports in Florida

Florida coach Will Muschamp apologizes for sideline profanity



Florida coach Will Muschamp on Tuesday publicly apologized for his profanity-laced outbursts during this past Saturday's Auburn game, language that was captured on national TV.

Muschamp was overheard during ESPN's telecast of the Florida-Auburn game cursing while talking to officials, particularly during what appeared on replay to be defensive holding against RB Chris Rainey but was not called, and on Rainey's muffed punt in which Muschamp thought there was interference.

"I do want to apologize for my language on the sidelines the other night,'' Muschamp said. "That's not something that's going to be tolerated here at the University of Florida, first of all, by me and our program. That's certainly not representative of what this program and this university is about.''

Muschamp is well known for his fiery demeanor on the sidelines during his days as an assistant, most notably as defensive coordinator at Texas. He's said on many occasions he won't change who he is just because he's a head coach. And he reiterated that again on Tuesday.

 "Just the language,'' Muschamp said when asked if he was apologizing for his behavior and his language. "It's hard when you've got a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old at home and you've got to go home and explain to them what you said. So that's not good and that's not how we're going to run our program. That's it. Again, as far as the sideline stuff's concerned, we're going to be who we are. I'm just apologizing for the language, nothing else."

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 2:35pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours