Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Gators to hire Pease to run offense
By Chris Low
Alabama and Florida both wanted Brent Pease, but the Gators ended up getting him.
The former Boise State offensive coordinator will be named in that same position at Florida on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN.com's Edward Aschoff.
Pease replaces Charlie Weis, who left to take the Kansas head coaching job. Alabama coach Nick Saban was also interested in talking to Pease about the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator job. Jim McElwain is leaving to take the head coaching job at Colorado State.
It's a good get for Florida coach Will Muschamp, who needs some stability in that Florida offense in the worst way. The Gators should be very good on defense in 2012, but they've been a disaster on offense each of the past two seasons.
Under Pease's direction, Boise State tied for ninth nationally in total offense this season, averaging 481.3 yards per game.
Now that Pease is out of the picture, names to watch at Alabama include former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.