GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s matchup with LSU this weekend is perhaps Will Muschamp’s biggest game as a coach. But Muschamp on Monday tried to downplay the significance of the game and said the Gators won’t do much different despite a bye week to prepare.
“It counts as one game. It doesn’t count any more than that,” he said. “We won’t put any more hours this week than three weeks ago. I know everybody thinks that all of a sudden we’re going to change everything for one game, but we’re not.”
Instead, the off week was spent focusing on self-improvement and getting healthy, Muschamp said, adding that he feels like coaches often try to “get too cute” with extra time to prepare during off weeks and the lead-up to a bowl game.
“We’re going to do what we do,” he said. “From an offense and defense standpoint, we’ll game plan for the opponent no differently than we would if we just had one week to prepare for them.”
Muschamp said he wants the Gators to play fast and physical, and that means being comfortable in the game plan and what they’re asked to do.