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Gators, Tide battling for Boise coordinator

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Florida hasn’t had very many big SEC wins the past two seasons on the field, but they may have just earned a significant one off of it.  Maybe.

Rumors came to light earlier Friday that Florida and Alabama were competing for the services of Boise State offensive coordinator Brent Pease.  According to the Idaho Statesman, Pease has decided to leave the Broncos and is considering job offers from Florida and Alabama.  The Statesman writes that Florida is considered the favorite to land Pease.

Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun subsequently tweeted that it “[l]ooks like Brent Pease [is the] new Florida OC“, although UF head coach Will Muschamp texted Dooley “nothing done” on the coordinator front shortly thereafter.

None of the schools involved in the Pease speculation have announced or confirmed any move/hiring.

If the reports are accurate, this would actually mark the second time Pease has left Boise in a little over a year.  In late December of 2010, Pease, then BSU’s wide receivers coach, was hired as Indiana’s coordinator.  Less than two weeks later, after OC Bryan Harsin left for the same job at Texas, Pease left the Hoosiers to come back to the Broncos as the coordinator.

The 47-year-old Pease has been a member of Chris Petersen‘s coaching staff since 2006, and has previously been a coordinator at Baylor and Kentucky.   The Statesman notes that receivers coach Robert Prince is expected to replace Pease.

UPDATED 4:49 p.m. ET: According to Dooley, Pease is in Gainesville today speaking with Muschamp, and will head to Tuscaloosa on Tuesday — the day after the BcS title game — to speak to Nick Saban.

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17 Responses to “Gators, Tide battling for Boise coordinator”
  1. mydixienormus says: Jan 6, 2012 3:54 PM

    Will this be the man who pulls UF out of a 30-year low point???????

  2. davebrownspiral says: Jan 6, 2012 4:01 PM

    A corpse would be better than the incompetent stylings of Charlie Weis. This is a great hire if true. Gators not that far away. The talent is their, especially on defense and another good recruiting class on the horizon. They will surprise next year.

  3. jason1214 says: Jan 6, 2012 4:08 PM

    @mydixienormous

    Weis was a horrible choice to begin with. We’ll see where Pease ends up first.

  4. drtycane says: Jan 6, 2012 4:10 PM

    gaturds suck…MisChimp and Foley will run him out too.
    Turds time is over.

  5. Deb says: Jan 6, 2012 5:00 PM

    What????

    Okay, I’ve got issues with McElwain, so I’m kinda happy to see him go, but …

    what???
    :neutral:

  6. perezjl36 says: Jan 6, 2012 5:55 PM

    mydixienormus
    “Will this be the man who pulls UF out of a 30-year low point???????”

    Out of curiosity, what 30 year low point? Are you talking about this being the worse UF team in 30 years? or that UF has been in a low point for 30 years?

  7. burntorangehorn says: Jan 6, 2012 5:57 PM

    Pease was Guy Morriss’ offensive coordinator at Baylor from 2003-2005, and as low as the bar was then, he still got fired. Here’s where Baylor’s offense ranked in his three years.

    2003: 11th in scoring (15.9ppg), 12th in total (281.4ypg), 11th in conference standings, 6th in division standings (3-9 overall, 1-7 conf.)
    2004: 12th in scoring (20.4ppg), 12th in total (311.8ypg), 12th in conference standings, 6th in division standings (3-8 overall, 1-7 conf.)
    2005: 10th in scoring (21.5ppg), 11th in total (317.9ypg), 10th in conference standings, 6th in division standings (5-6 overall, 2-6 conf.)

    Before that he was Guy Morriss’ OC at Kentucky. I’m having a hard time locating statistical rankings that far back, but I’ll see if I can dig them up eventually. Regardless, Jared Lorenzen and Artrose Pinner obviously did okay in 2002, but were abysmal in 2001. Kentucky had a 9-14 record over those two seasons before Baylor ponied up the big bucks for Morriss.

    After getting fired from Baylor, he went to coach WR’s at Boise State, which is obviously a productive offense. That said, he was just the wideouts coach until taking over as OC for this past season. The production didn’t change significantly in either scoring or total offense, from 2010 under Harsin to 2011 under Pease, but as a fan of a team that hired BSU’s previous OC, I’m strongly suspicious that Chris Petersen, not Harsin, Pease, or anyone else, is the driving force behind that program’s offensive firepower.

    Honestly, let them fight over Pease. I don’t think he’s all that terrific a candidate.

  8. mydixienormus says: Jan 6, 2012 6:34 PM

    I mean this FL team is the worst in 30-years.

    Hard to find many people that would disagree with that?

    Wasn’t UF close to snapping its 30-year winning season streak?

    Maybe I am off by a few years…

  9. olskool711 says: Jan 6, 2012 6:58 PM

    What a shame.

    What a waste.

    To waste a good offensive mind on the most overrated conference that plays the most unimaginative, elementary, crap football that we have had to stomach since the days of Woody and Bo is not a positive thing for those of us who like to watch real modern football.

    How does the SEC take such talented athletes, with so much potential, and do so very little with them?

    Steve Young was right, I’d rather have a fork stuck in the side of my head than watch teams from this conference play each other.

    Oh, that’s right, its not that its crappy offensive football, that is very poorly coached. It is because their defenses are so otherworldly! Yea, right.

    Pease, please stay where you are at and coach pure football. Money isn’t worth it.

    Pease, going to Alabama or Gatorville is like someone buying a Ferrari and keeping it in a garage.

    Off tackle, off tackle, off tackle, punt.

  10. mrlitl says: Jan 6, 2012 7:30 PM

    Your name is olskool but you hate on a conference that plays traditional, hard nosed football. Weird.

  11. jason1214 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:00 PM

    @olskool

    Thats ok, you and others keep complaining how boring SEC offenses are….and the SEC will keep winning National Championships over the Big 12, Big 10, Pac 12…I dont count Acc or Big east, they stink period.

  12. bamasleeper13 says: Jan 6, 2012 9:32 PM

    Don’t see Saban hiring this guy. I read an article that the OC was in-house. Whoever Bama picks will be good.

  13. lasseter1113 says: Jan 6, 2012 10:46 PM

    @olskool

    “How does the SEC take such talented athletes, with so much potential, and do so very little with them?”

    Oh yeah all they do is win NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP after NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP after NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP after NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP after NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP after NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!! What a waste….

    Jealousy Noted…………………..

  14. Deb says: Jan 6, 2012 10:52 PM

    Is he calling the OC for Boise State a Ferrari?

    Seriously?

    Well, now I’ve heard it all.

    Honey, you can keep the Ferrari. Give me a freakin’ tank.

  15. vols84 says: Jan 6, 2012 10:53 PM

    Coordinators from Boise aren’t all they are cracked up to be…trust us.

    Sincerely,

    The Tennessee Vols

  16. LogicalConsideration says: Jan 7, 2012 8:26 AM

    For a comment of wit, brevity and originality,

    I <3 Deb!

  17. gators56 says: Jan 13, 2012 9:11 AM

    I really wanted Kerwin Bell. But Pease will do better than Fat Boy Weis and Crappddazio!

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