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Florida Coach Will Muschamp On His Decision To Resign: "I Simply Didn't Win Enough Games"

Earlier today, it was announced that Will Muschamp will step down as Florida's football coach at the end of the season, and that he will coach the Gators' final two games this year. In an interview with, Muschamp discussed his decision to resign, and said bluntly that he wasn't successful enough.

“I appreciate the opportunity that has been offered to me and my family by Dr. Machen, Jeremy Foley and the University of Florida,” said Muschamp. “I was given every opportunity to get it done here and I simply didn’t win enough games – that is the bottom line. I’m disappointed that I didn’t get it done and it is my responsibility to get it done.

Muschamp was hired prior to the 2011 season, and has accrued a 27-20 record in Gainesville with a 17-15 record in the SEC. The Gators reached one bowl game during Muschamp's tenure, and despite winning the SEC East in 2012, never won a conference championship.

Florida AD Jeremy Foley expanded on the decision, saying that "we are not where the program needs to be and should be," and that while Muschamp did a great job in the community and molding student-athletes, the goal for the team is to compete for championships "on a regular basis."

The Gators are 5-4 this year, and will look to become bowl-eligible this Saturday against Eastern Kentucky. The game will kick off at 12:00 P.M. EST on the SEC Network.