Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease gets raise
MAY 09, 2013 12:59p ET
Florida's offense struggled at times under new offensive coordinator Brent Pease in 2012, b ut the Gators made significant improvement, winning 11 games. Pease has in turn received a considerable raise - $100,000.
He also has received a one-year extension and is now under contract through 2015, the Palm Beach Post reported.
The Gators had just 13 passing touchdowns as Jeff Driskel adjusted to Pease's system. But the Gators also ran for 2,440 yards and 22 touchdowns as Mike Gillislee surpassed the 1,000-yard mark and ran for 10 TDs.
Still, Florida ranked just 103rd in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total offense (out of 120 teams). The Gators averaged just 334 yards per game.
“He did an outstanding job,” coach Will Muschamp told the Post before a booster tour stop in Orlando. "Part of being a really good coach is understanding what your football team can do. That’s something I saw Brent and our offensive staff do throughout the season: create ways to be productive.
“It wasn’t always what we wanted, but it was productive enough to win 11 football games. I’m not a big stat guy. I worry about one stat, and that’s winning football games. Brent did what we had to do to win.”
Pease will now earn $590,000 annually. And he will earn a $100,000 bonus if he is still on the Gators' staff in January.
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