Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will have a different view for calling plays in Saturday’s SEC opener against Tennessee.
Nussmeier is moving from the sideline to the press box to call plays, UF coach Jim McElwain said on Wednesday.
“We’ve got guys down on the sideline that handle the direct communications, just like the first year,” McElwain said. “He’ll be able to communicate with those guys between series on the headsets, that kind of stuff. It’s him being able to see it in a sterile environment. That will help.”
Nussmeier has been coordinating the offense and calling plays from the sideline since the start of last season.
He has been criticized by many for his play calling and UF’s overall lack of effectiveness on offense. In the loss to Michigan two weeks ago, the Gator offense produced only three points and 192 total yards.