Will Muschamp’s Replacement: 12 Realistic Options to Coach Florida Gators

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Oct 31, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers head coach Justin Fuente during the game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

10. Justin Fuente, Memphis Tigers

Seasons at Current School: Three

Record at Current School: 14-20

Overall Record: 14-20

Age: 38

While Gary Patterson may be a decent option for the Gators, an old protege of his could be a better one. Justin Fuente, who was offensive coordinator at TCU under Patterson from 2009 to 2011 and an assistant there in 2007 and 2008, could be a dark-horse candidate for this job.

He has the Memphis Tigers at 7-3 right now in his third season following 4-8 and 3-9 seasons. That doesn’t seem like an impressive resume, but considering he inherited arguably the worst college football program in FBS in 2012, what he’s done is pretty remarkable. The Tigers could actually win the American Athletic Conference, which may not be a Power Five Conference but certainly has some solid teams.

The only red flag is that he’s not proven enough with only one win. But at age 38 and as a brilliant offensive mind, imagine what he could do at Florida with so much talent to pick from in recruiting.

It’s just a thought.

But Foley will probably look for somebody a lot more proven than Fuente in his coaching search.

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