The Gators should be “Pease’d” about today’s news as Brent Pease has been named offensive coordinator. Pease will replace Charlie Weis, who recently left the Gators to become Head Coach of the University of Kansas. Pease will also serve as the Gators quarterbacks coach.
Pease led a high powered Boise State offense this season, that was ranked ninth in total offense in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Boise State averaged 483 yards per game on offense, while scoring 73 touchdowns and averaging 6.46 yards per play. Comparatively, the Florida Gators were ranked 102nd, averaging 334 yards per game, scored only 34 touchdowns and average 5.46 yards per play (You can thank Andre Debose for inflating those numbers). More importantly, Florida had the few offensive plays of any team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, something Pease will be need to help turn around.
Pease has been the offensive coordinator at Boise State for one season, after he replaced Bryan Harsin who left to become co-offensive coordinator at the University of Texas. Prior to becoming offensive coordinator, Brent Pease served as the wide receivers coach from 2006-2010, where he coached AP All-American and current Detroit Lions WR Titus Young. During the six seasons Pease was at Boise State, they compiled a 73-6 record and had offenses ranked 12th (’06) , 12th (’07) , 17th (’08) , 5th (’09) , 5th (’10) and 9th (’11).
Before arriving at Boise State, Pease served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baylor University and offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky. Pease got his coaching start as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Northern Arizona University.
Pease, a native of Moscow, Idaho, attended Walla Walla Community College and the University of Montana before playing four seasons in the NFL and two seasons in the World Football League.
According to the AP, Brent Pease’s deal is worth $500,000 a year for five years.
Pease chose the Florida Gators over the University of Alabama, the 2011 BCS National Champion.