“He brings a lot of passion and energy and great expertise in the weight room. We’re going to go to more of an Olympic-style lifting, what I was exposed to at LSU, so I’m very excited about what he brings to the table,” Muschamp said.
A few years ago, Urban Meyer told Marotti to make the Gators the fastest team in the nation. Muschamp wants Dillman to make the Gators the fastest — and the strongest. There will be a lot more power-lifting under Dillman.
“I’m really excited about Jeff,” Muschamp said. “We were together at LSU, won a national championship together. He left and went to Appalachian State for three years and won two national championships in ‘06 and ‘07. Jerry Moore (the coach at Appalachian State), a man that I’ve got tremendous respect for, I called.
“I already knew Jeff and knew what I was getting and I asked him about Jeff, and he had nothing but good things to say. He’s been working at IMG, preparing a lot of guys for the NFL Draft. And then the NFL players that are coming back and training underneath him. He brings a lot of passion.”
Whether he’s talking about Dillman or Pease, you can tell Muschamp is excited about both new coaches and what they bring to the program. And he’s clearly pumped about the future of the program, maybe more now than when he took the job a little more than a year ago.
Muschamp and the Gators have some momentum to carry into the offseason.