Every few moments while the clock was ticking down on Saturday, between hugs and smiles on the sideline, the expression on the face of Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp visibly changed. As excited he was to win his first Florida-Georgia rivalry game in eight tries (four as a Bulldogs player, four as the Gators’ coach), as revealed as he felt to not have to worry about his job status on Sunday, Muschamp knew deep down that something was missing from his team’s 38-20 victory.
“I’m just really happy,” he said in his post-game press conference. “I wish my father was here; that’s what I thought about late in the game.”
Larry Muschamp, who passed away in May, would have been proud of Will and his Florida football team on Saturday afternoon.