Before we even get this article started, here is a fun fact, only one quarterback's numbers have ever improved under Doug Nussmeier.
So offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has been at the University of Florida since 2015 and already most Gator fans want him gone. Why do you ask?
Let's look at some numbers.
- Teams Offense Under Nussmeier -
Fresno State: PPG: 29.6 - NCAA Rank: 38
Michigan: PPG: 20.6 - NCAA Rank: 111
Florida: PPG: 23.6 - NCAA Rank: 103
Alabama: PPG: 38.5 - NCAA Rank: 15
- Offense Before Nussmeier -
Fresno State: PPG: 33.8 - NCAA Rank: 32
Michigan: PPG: 33.2 - NCAA Rank: 47
Florida: PPG: 30.3 - NCAA Rank: 56
Alabama: PPG: 34.8 - NCAA Rank: 20
Going by these numbers, Florida, Michigan and Fresno State offense all got worse when offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was running the offense.
Let's take a look at quarterbacks under Doug Nussmeier.
- QB Rating Under Nussmeier -
Tom Brandstater: 140.5/ 129.4
A.J. McCarron: 147.4/ 175.3
Devin Gardner: 146.1/ 118.8
Treon Harris: 146.1/ 118.1
These Numbers show that quarterbacks got worse under Doug Nussmeier as the offensive coordinator.
2017 is a make or break type of year for Doug Nussmeier.
Florida's offense ranking just 103 in the country is horrible and the University of Florida should have higher standards. Florida's offense has struggled the last two seasons under Doug Nussmeier as offensive coordinator and if the offense continues to struggle in 2017, Nussmeier needs to be fired.
No excuses, too much talent offensively on this Florida team.
Numbers gathered from NCAA
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Justin Stinson is a blogger who covers the Florida Gators, he mainly covers Football and basketball. He's also an recruiting analyst and a podcast host on the Gator Touch.