I'm tired of hearing about keeping Muschamp for the sake of the players and their opportunity to make a bowl. Several writers/observers have used this as justification for Foley's decision to delay the firing until the end of the season.
My question: What about the boosters and fans? You know, the people who fund this program and allow "kids" who frankly would never come close to being accepted at UF without the athletic scholarship to be part of this university?
Instead, since Muschamp is being stubbornly retained, all the remaining games are being stolen from me by the UAA since I refuse to attend any game in which Muschamp still has the title as head coach. And I know other fans feel the same way. We would be more likely to attend if an interim coach was promoted, the playbook opened up - if nothing else, just to have fun, and the entire roster explored for playmakers (Adam Lane, Alvin Bailey, CJ Worton, etc). Even if it still meant losing and the assistants fishing for other coaching jobs in their spare time, it would still be more interesting than riding out this storm with Muschamp.
As for the talk about salvaging a bowl so the "kids" can have a "bowl experience", again I ask the UAA to consider the fans. None of us care about attending some beat bowl game in Shreveport or Birmingham, and hardly any Gator fans would even show up. Hell, a lot of you didn't bother going to New Orleans after a 1 loss regular season because you were smart enough to know it was all a mirage and the product of luck. The boringness of the product trumped the excitement of attending a BCS bowl for the vast majority of you (I was there unfortunately because I got suckered in) so what makes the UAA think we would care about the Duck Commander Bowl?
It's a clever little ploy by Foley to act like it's about doing what's right for the players, but in reality he's just trying to buy himself more time because the second he does fire Muschamp it goes down in the books as failed coaching hire #2 out of 3.