HOOVER, Alabama — Florida coach Will Muschamp said coaches are “100 percent responsible” for the off-field behavior of their players, even though he acknowledged it’s impossible to monitor every moment of their lives.
The arrest of Aaron Hernandez, a former Florida football player, has been the unspoken element of every question about “off-the-field behavior” during SEC Media Days on Tuesday.
“I can’t possibly know everything that happens every single night with our football team. You also can’t stick your head in the sand and pretend everything is OK, either,” Muschamp said. “You need to be very aware of the kind of guys your guys are hanging out with. I encourage our assistants, our life skills coordinator, Terry Jackson, to be with our guys, help them grow and mature.”