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Muschamp's goal: Toughen up in the trenches

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08:28 AM ET 04.05 | In an effort to smooth some of the bumps that greeted Will Muschamp in his first season at Florida, the head coach took care of a few agenda items in the offseason. There have been some changes to make Florida a little more physical and nasty up front. Offensive line coach Frank Verducci, according to the school, left "to pursue other interests." Muschamp hired Tim Davis as his offensive line coach and running game coordinator. Davis, who came from Utah but previously worked at Alabama, "is more of my temperament as an offensive line coach," Muschamp said. Translation: Life is going to be very different for the guys who play offensive line for Florida. Davis is going to get after it.

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April 5, 2012  09:05 AM ET

I hear Junction, Texas is a good place in the summer to toughen a team up.

But you'll have to verify it with the guys that are older enough to know! :-)

April 5, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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I hear Junction, Texas is a good place in the summer to toughen a team up.But you'll have to verify it with the guys that are older enough to know! :-)

0-6 never did like that Bryant guy....he just couldn't get past how mean Bear was to his grandson that summer in Junction City

April 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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I hear Junction, Texas is a good place in the summer to toughen a team up.But you'll have to verify it with the guys that are older enough to know! :-)

An interesting note. He actually apologized to the Junction boys at a reunion in the 70s.

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April 5, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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An interesting note. He actually apologized to the Junction boys at a reunion in the 70s.

Yes he did. But he didn't have to. They were Aggies. They didn't know anyway.

April 5, 2012  09:32 AM ET

I am fully in agreement that they need to get the OL to have the "open a can of whoop-**** on anybody in my way" mentality -- last year they seemed more like "somebody go find me a can of whoop-****, then see if you can open it and use it for me".

April 5, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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An interesting note. He actually apologized to the Junction boys at a reunion in the 70s.

Bear had a soft spot, just didn't show it in public much.

I still vividly recall watching his Sunday afternoon recap show on TV - his and Shug Jordan's show were almost mirror images of each other. Both spent most of the show mumbling a few things about the players as the show's host rolled the tape of plays that were worth watching from the previous game. Then they'd wrap up with a couple of sentences about how tought their next opponent was -- especially the cupcakes, they were always a "tough bunch, dangerous, and we gotta come out ready to play". Classic stuff.

April 5, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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Now time to get the recruits

Mus picked up 2 of the best OL recruits in the nation, but just 2 OL recruits.

I question how quickly an OLine can turn around, they did get a new strength coach and O line coach.

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April 5, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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The Junction Boys didn't have Twitter accounts, nor helicopter parents hovering about.

Parents couldn't find 'em....

April 5, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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Bear had a soft spot, just didn't show it in public much. I still vividly recall watching his Sunday afternoon recap show on TV - his and Shug Jordan's show were almost mirror images of each other. Both spent most of the show mumbling a few things about the players as the show's host rolled the tape of plays that were worth watching from the previous game. Then they'd wrap up with a couple of sentences about how tought their next opponent was -- especially the cupcakes, they were always a "tough bunch, dangerous, and we gotta come out ready to play". Classic stuff.

The funniest part from what I hear was the big bag of golden flake potato chips and the big coke he always would tear into on the show.

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April 5, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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Frankly if you arent taking at least 4 per year and preferably 5 you are making a mistake. Washout rate on the line is very high.

Using that criteria, we still suxes, and 2013 ain't looking too good either.

April 5, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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The funniest part from what I hear was the big bag of golden flake potato chips and the big coke he always would tear into on the show.

Correct. Both Bear and Shug's shows were sponsored by Golden Flake and Coca-Cola. They always had a bottle of Coke on the table in front of'em.

April 5, 2012  11:14 AM ET
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RC cola.

Negatory. It was The Real Thing only.

 
April 5, 2012  11:14 AM ET

Oldtimer SEC Coach's Shows quad.

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