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Gators' Jeremy Brown facing possible surgery, while Dominique Easley expected to miss spring practice



Florida coach Will Muschamp met with the media on Monday for only the second time since the Florida State game last month, and said he doesn't believe the Gators will have any academic casualties, and he's excited about the opportunity to have extra practices prior to the Jan. 2 Gator Bowl.

Muschamp said CB Jeremy Brown, who missed the entire season with a knee injury, may have to undergo surgery - something the medical staff has been trying to avoid. DT Dominique Easley, who suffered a torn ACL in the FSU game, will most likely have to sit out the spring, but is expected to return for summer conditioning workouts.

Muschamp said Monday he has interviewed many people for the vacant offensive coordinator's job, and has more upcoming interviews. He reiterated he will not make hire until after the bowl game for either offensive coordinator or strength and conditioning coach. He said not having a permanent OC (running backs coach Brian White is the offensive coordinator for the bowl game) will not negatively affect recruiting.

“At the end of the day, we’re the University of Florida,'' Muschamp said. "We’re going to be fine. A lot of people have a tremendous interest  in the job. I’m taking my time. I’ve talked to an awful lot of people. I’m going to continue to do so to find the best for the University of Florida. We’ll make that decision after the bowl game.”

Listen to more of what Muschamp had to say here:

[Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2011 4:32pm]


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