Gators love surprises.

Will Muschamp is taking things to a new level, as Florida is closing spring practice for the first time in school history.

… Muschamp says the decision was made “in the interest of helping our program be successful on Saturdays this fall.”

Muschamp believes closed practices could give the Gators the element of surprise next season with new offensive and defensive schemes.

Yeah, that surprise factor could be key.  Florida opens its 2011 season hosting Florida Atlantic and UAB.  Muschamp could hand them copies of Florida’s playbook a week before the games and still beat both by three touchdowns.

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9 responses to “Gators love surprises.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    No one has ever seen a Charlie Weis coached offense, so the element of surprise is important.

  2. Ben

    It won’t happen at all, but I’d love to see them stumble to a 5-7 finish.

  3. Mike

    I think this is a PR mistake by Muschamp. That said, this is the first spring of a first time head coach, trying to install a brand new offense. Can you say “sloppy, sloppy, sloppy” ?

    I don’t think closing practices was done for competitive issues as much as I think it was done to minimize the “Damn, the Gators look really, really sloppy” kind of reporting.

    But even with this, I think Coach BOOM would have done better to just open it up.

    • 69Dawg

      It really doesn’t matter since the press in Florida has zero balls when it comes to UF. They will piss and moan but they will still be homers when it counts.

      • Gravidy

        Yes. This.

      • Dog in Fla

        But that’s only because they do not want to be Boom! Mother***ked into 37F and have to look directly into the sun for the 3:30 CBS games at Florida Field. Or they’re afraid Charlie will eat them.

  4. Cojones

    He already looks like he ate 3 of ‘em.