Florida coach Will Muschamp would seem an unlikely candidate to chime in during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, with no Gators — other than, perhaps, Dominique Easley — projected to be selected on Thursday night.
But that wit that he selectively displays, and his self-deprecating streak, helped him do just that with this tweet:
Wow- spread offense guys making more money than those pro style guys. #numbersign— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) May 9, 2014
Muschamp tweeted this just after the top 10 of the draft was finalized. All six of the offensive players drafted — Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson, UCF quarterback Blake Bortles, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews, Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, and North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron — hail from spread offenses. And Florida, after three years struggling to get anything consistent out of pro-style attacks, is switching to a spread offense in 2014 under new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.
There's obviously risk to a tweet like this, if you think the inevitable snark from some corners counts as risk. But, personally, I'm fine with Muschamp making jokes at his own expense — especially if the jokes also have a layer of continuity, and self-deprecation.
Remember when Muschamp, going through the ESPN car wash last May, talked about not understanding why the symbol that is now commonly known as a hashtag was called that, then tweeted this?
I don’t know why they call it a hash tag I call it a number sign #makesnosense— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) May 9, 2013
That was a year to the day ago.
Florida's coach has callback Twitter jokes. He's not nearly as dumb as you think.