SEC: Wil Muschamp

Florida freshman offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly stealing a motor scooter.

Dunker was pulled over after an officer saw him riding very closely behind a university maintenance vehicle on Stadium Road, according to University of Florida Police Department spokesman Brad Barber. After a check was run on the scooter, which didn't have a license plate on it, the officer was notified that the scooter was stolen.

Dunker was later booked into the Alachua County Jail and charged with third-degree grand theft of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license. Team spokesman Steve McClain said coach Will Muschamp was aware of Dunker's arrest.

"He is on the road recruiting and will address it when he returns," McClain said.

This is Dunker's second run-in with the law. He was cited on Nov. 19, 2012 for failing to wear a seat belt.

Muschamp has quite the decision on his hands. While not all of the facts haven't come out, grand theft is a pretty big deal. Unless Dunker had no idea that the scooter was registered as stolen, it'll likely be very hard for him to keep his spot on Florida's roster. This is the 12th player arrested or cited since January of 2011 for this team. Arrests were a major problem during the Urban Meyer era, and Muschamp has tried his best to make sure it hasn't been as big of a problem during his short tenure.
Florida coach Will Muschamp and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin are two of nine finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award, given annually to college football's best coach.

After a 7-6 debut with the Gators in 2011, Muschamp guided Florida to an 11-1 record during the regular season. The Gators finished the season ranked third in the BCS standings and will play Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Sumlin stepped in at A&M in his first year and helped lead the Aggies to a 10-2 season that included a win over No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa in their first season in the SEC. He also has the Heisman front-runner, redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel.

These two coaches are joined by:
  • Gary Andersen, Utah State
  • Dave Doeren, Northern Illinois
  • Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
  • Urban Meyer, Ohio State
  • Bill O'Brien, Penn State
  • David Shaw, Stanford
  • Bill Synder, Kansas State