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Muschamp apologizes, promises to curb the cursing

Florida's Will Muschamp apologized Tuesday for using foul language on the sidelines during Saturday's loss to Auburn. After running back Chris Rainey muffed a punt, Muschamp could be heard on ESPN's live broadcast berating the officials and using multiple swear words. 

Video of the incident has since made the rounds on blogs and forums.

Muschamp was upset at the officials for not calling a kick-catch interference penalty on the play. He called a timeout during which he continued to yell at multiple officials. Muschamp said Tuesday that he would cut back on the cursing. 

"I do want to apologize for my language on the sidelines the other night," he said. "That’s not something that’s going to be tolerated at the University of Florida, first of all by me or anyone in our program, but that’s certainly not representative of this program, what this university’s about."

But the high-energy, aggressive nature with which he coaches is here to stay. Muschamp has said repeatedly that he would not change his demeanor, and he didn't back off from that Tuesday.

"It’s just the language. It’s hard when you got a 6-year-old and 10-year-old at home and you got to go home and explain to them what you said — that’s not good, and that’s not how we’re going to run our program. As far as the sideline stuff is concerned, we’re just going to be who we are. I’m just going to apologize for my language and nothing else." 

Bottom line: Don't expect Coach Boom to be changing anytime soon.

If you want to see the video, click here. Be warned, however, it does contain foul language.


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