There has been a lot of claims about Will Muschamp and lack of player development. People have gone so far as to claim his ineffectiveness as a leader is costing kids their NFL futures. Statements about kids coming here are going to see their NFL dreams die, etc, etc. First, I am on the record as saying we NEED a new head coach! He has been an terrible head coach, no doubt. I am as feed up with him as anybody! What he is not guilty of is lack of developing NFL talent. Based on the supposition that he's costing kids an NFL career, I did a quick search of draft picks of our last four head coaches. Two of those coaches being coaches who brought UF fortune and fame and nice shiny trophies. Here is what I turned up. Urban Meyer: 2010 - 9 2009 - 3 2008 - 2 2007 - 9 2006 - 3 2005 - 3 Average: 4.25 x year over first 4 years Ron Zook: 2004 - 5 2003 - 8 2002 - 8 Average: 7 x year over three years. That's SEVEN. (Had he been given another 2005 would have lowered his average to 6. Still higher than any of our last 4 coaches) Steve Spurrier (last 3 years) 2001 - 4 2000 - 5 1999 - 8 1998 - 5 Average: 5.5 x year. Average first four years: 5 *** The OP was about players missing NFL careers because of lack of development under Muschamp. Muschamp is henceforth bashed because we thought we had found yet another reason to hate him. After all, he is personally responsible for their missed NFL opportunities. We then can look to NFL drafts picks per year to either support or deny our claim. Here is what the data supports: (Disclaimer. I did not look at those who made teams as undrafted free agents) Player Development by draft picks in first 4 years of coaching (3 for Zook) (i.e. NFL career opportunities) #1 By a rather large margin - Ron Zook! That's right. The Zooker! (7 per year and still has 6 if you were to take 2005 into account.) #2 The one and only.........Ole Ball Coach! (5 per year) #3 The much embattled and belittled - Will Muschamp (4.5 per year. He is 0.5 behind SOS, which is not bad compared to the one and only Gator legend) #4 The two time national champion - Urban Meyer (4.25 per year) * Hell, judging by this one would have to admit that UM is the best coach we'd ever had. Comparing these stats it appears he did more with less. Take from this what you want and I'm sure you can even use these stats to further promote the anti Muschamp propaganda. I don't really care about that. But we are Gators. At least let our hatred be based in fact and not just rampant, fanatical ranting. There is reason enough to want the man gone without just lashing out with emotional outburst that actually don't have substantive reasoning behind them. I hate the product on the field. Our offense has never been worse. Muschamp is responsible for stealing the joy that once was Gator football. What he's not responsible for is lack of player development. At least that's what the data suggests... EDIT: I am at work and hurried. Forgot to add WILL MUSCHAMP had 2, 8, and 4. That's a 4.6 average. I accidentally rolled my years up by one...i.e. the 2010 season is the 2011 draft. Shoot~ But this was a lot of hard work and I don't have time to correct it and I aint removing it now...:headshake:Maybe someone with time (and that's better at statistics) can perfect it. It still supports the fact that overall player development average for Will Muschamp as been on par with past coaches.