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GAINESVILLE -- Will Muschamp is Florida’s head coach, but Brent Pease remains adamant the team’s conservative, meat-grinder offense isn’t handcuffed by Muschamp’s defensive minded philosophy.

“How much does he exert control on me?” UF’s offensive coordinator said rhetorically. “Like any coach, and like all our coaches, we all have ideas we share. He's very open about what we do. He allows us to do our job, do what we want to do to be successful, and like he says, 'Do what we gotta do to win a football game.'”

Florida’s offense ranks 13th in the SEC (367.8 yards per game) and No. 88 nationally in yards per play (5.29). In Saturday’s 17-6 loss to LSU, UF failed to score a touchdown for the first time since the defeat to Georgia in 2012 (12 games) and didn’t reach the red zone until the fourth quarter.

After Pease experienced success as Boise State’s coordinator in 2011, some have questioned if his playcalling has been limited with the Gators. He dismissed that notion.

“I think [Muschamp] has got his philosophy on what the makeup of our team is,” Pease said. “Everybody is good with that, including myself."

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