Two College Coaches to Consider as OC

The University of Florida and Will Muschamp are on a man hunt for an offensive coordinator and presumably no stone will be left unturned. With that said there are some favorites in the eyes of the Gator Nation that will certainly get a look. Here are a couple of guys that have completely different resumes that Florida head coach Will Muschamp will have to make a decision about.

We will be bringing you a bunch of names that Will Muschamp may consider as offensive coordinator over the next few weeks. He will certainly look in the college and the pro ranks to fill the void that Charlie Weis left at Florida. We start off with two of the presumable favorites from college football.

Brian White (Florida Running Backs Coach and Interim Offensive Coordinator)

Connection: Current running back coach at Florida, coached tight ends in 2010. He will be the interim offensive coordinator for the Bowl matchup with Ohio State.

Experience: Has coached for 21 years including six years as the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin where he also coached running backs and was the coach for Ron Dayne when he won the Heisman Trophy.

How it can happen?: Quite simply, White is on a three week audition. The game itself isn't going to be the only barometer for which he is measured, White will be looked at long and hard during the preparations to see how he manages the offense day in and day out. The Harvard graduate has to be considered one of the front runners at this point and it will be interesting to see how he draws up an offense that utilizes personnel better than Charlie Weis could. White would also push to install a more power running game and that would suit Muschamp just fine.

KERWIN BELL (Jacksonville University Head Coach)

Connection: Played for the Gators from 1983-1987

Experience: He's been his own head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterback coach since the end of his playing days in 2001. His last two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, Bell was the quarterback and offensive coordinator. In the beginning he spent his time with all those titles at Trinity catholic in Ocala Florida, guiding the school and the program from its birth to a state championship in his six years, including two years in a row in the state championship game. He left Trinity Catholic to take over a JU team that had one winning season (2001) and never won a championship and has rolled off four consecutive winning seasons with the Dolphins including two Pioneer Football League Championships in the process.

How it can happen? The allure of Bell in my opinion is the fact that he has trained under the some of the best. A limited amount of time with Steve Spurrier as actual coach has been offset by Bell spending a lot of his free time being tutored by Spurrier. He learned a great deal of how his offensive strategy from Lindy infant who is highly regarded among coaching circles for being innovative with a pass friendly offense. He also learned a lot from college and pro stints with coach Galen Hall. Hall's offense of the early and mid-80's is likely what Muschamp is looking for, a big time running game with an ability to throw the ball as well.

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