Dante Fowler Jr. terrorized opposing backfields while a defensive end at Florida under Will Muschamp. For as much flack as Muschamp received while the head coach at Florida, he built some stellar defenses and had some great defensive talent.
And despite the caricature of Muschamp being a yeller, his players love him. Maybe none moreso than former Florida and current Jacksonville Jaguar defensive end Dante Fowler.
Fowler is working his way back from an ACL tear that knocked him out of his rookie year, but told Brady Ackerman of Gridiron Now he is happy to see Muschamp back coaching again. He believes Muschamp is going to do big things in Columbia.
Fowler said he is sure Muschamp has learned from his mistakes at Florida. His defenses certainly never took a step back. The Gators under Muschamp always had some of the best defenses in the country.
When Florida plays South Carolina on Nov. 12, it will be a difficult moment for Fowler. He is loyal to his Gators, but also loyal to his coach. He just wishes Muschamp did not coach in the SEC East.
Florida may not either if Muschamp indeed learned from his first head coaching job and can build a monstrous defense in Columbia like he did in Gainesville.