GAINESVILLE -- In the midst of a tumultuous year, Florida coach Will Muschamp is dealing with midseason staff turnover as well.
Jon Haskins, UF’s director of player personnel since January 2012, resigned 10 days ago, according to Muschamp.
“We have an opening right now,” Muschamp said. “But I’m busy coaching the team. I don’t have a while lot of time [to worry about filling it immediately.]”
Florida has no timetable hiring a replacement for Haskins, whose primary responsibilities included coordinating official visits and other administrative recruiting duties.
Muschamp said the vacancy would have no impact on UF’s prospective recruiting efforts the rest of the season.
“We’ll be fine. He was in an administrative role. You can’t evaluate tape and those sorts of things,” Muschamp said.
GAME TIME DELAYED
CBS elected to use its six-day window for several Nov. 16 games, including Florida at South Carolina. The network will wait until after this weekend to decide between Georgia-Auburn or the Gators and Gamecocks for the premier 3:30 p.m. slot. The Gators could also play at either 7 p.m. (ESPN2) or 7:45 p.m. (ESPN).
“This one's more difficult for me because I'm a senior and 2011 I was a sophomore," safety Jaylen Watkins said. "And to come off an 11-2 season last season, we went to a Sugar Bowl and we were winning, and then you come back this year and you're not winning as much as you were. It's definitely tougher for me, and as a team in general, because everyone comes here to win."
-- Safety Jaylen Watkins on this season compared to 2011 when the Gators were 6-6 in the regular season.
While battered and bruised for much of the season, Florida exited the Georgia game totally healthy, Muschamp said.
Only left tackle D.J. Humphries (MCL sprain) -- who did not play against the Bulldogs after spraining his knee in practice last week -- will miss Saturday’s game against the Commodores.
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