Gators Make Pease Hiring Official

The Gators made it official Wednesday morning that Brent Pease will be named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Pease has been coaching for 21 years and spent the previous six at Boise State. Eleven of his 21 seasons as a coach have come as an offensive coordinator, also serving in that role at Montana, Northern Arizona, Kentucky and Baylor.

"I'm excited to join the University of Florida football family and The Gator Nation," Pease said. "I've always had the utmost respect for Coach Muschamp and the UF program and I'm honored to have the opportunity to work at one of the premier institutions in the nation."

Pease coached in a bowl game in each of his six seasons at Boise State, including two Fiesta Bowl wins. In his time at Boise State, the Broncos had a 73-6 (.924) record, four conference championships and were ranked in the top five of the final Associated Press poll twice.

Pease worked as the Broncos offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011, but he spent the five seasons before that coaching the team's wide receivers. With Pease as the offensive coordinator in 2011, Boise State averaged 44.2 points and 481.3 yards per game on their way to a 12-1 season and a Las Vegas Bowl win over Arizona State.

"I look forward to working with a tremendous coaching staff and, from what I hear, a great group of eager, young football players," Pease said. "Coach Muschamp and I share a lot of the same philosophies so this was a perfect fit. I want to be multiple in our offensive formations and have a balanced attack with tempo. I firmly believe in being fundamentally sound and red-zone efficient. I want to develop our players in a pro-style offense that can help them at the next level."

Pease coached Boise State quarterback Kellen More to earn a finalist for the 2011 Maxwell Award and two-time Touchdown Club of Columbus Quarterback of the Year recipient. Moore became the first quarterback in FBS to win 50 games in his career and finished with a 50-3 career record. Moore was just the sixth quarterback in NCAA history to pass the 14,000-yard mark for career passing.

As a wide receivers coach, Pease also worked with Tyler Shoemaker and a trio of All-WAC receivers in Austin Pettis, Titus Young and Jeremy Childs. Pettis was a third round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, while Young was a second round selection the same year.

While serving as the offensive coordinator in 2003 at Baylor, Pease's offense gave the school its first 1,000-yard rusher since 1995 when Rashad Armstrong earned All-Big 12 honors after running for 1,074 yards. Baylor quarterbacks completed 56.7% of their passes to set what was then a school record.

Pease was the offensive coordinator at Kentucky in 2002 when the Wildcats matched their best record since 1984 (7-5). Kentucky ranked 23rd nationally and led the SEC in scoring.

Pease is a native of Moscow, Idaho, and graduated from Montana in 1990. He played quarterback for the Grizzlies and led the nation in total offense in 1986, setting nine school records during his college career.

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