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Florida AD Jeremy Foley plans to hire coach with 'track record of success' on offense

  • FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley walks on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Florida and Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has twice hired coaches with no head coaching experience to lead the Gators and it hasn't worked out. Foley's next choice likely will be someone with experience. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley walks on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Florida and Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has twice hired coaches with no head coaching experience to lead the Gators and it hasn't worked out. Foley's next choice likely will be someone with experience. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Florida head coach Will Muschamp paces the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla. The Gators parted ways with Muschamp on Sunday, Nov. 16, one day after a gut-wrenching loss to South Carolina that summed up the former defensive coordinator's four-year tenure as head coach. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Florida head coach Will Muschamp paces the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla. The Gators parted ways with Muschamp on Sunday, Nov. 16, one day after a gut-wrenching loss to South Carolina that summed up the former defensive coordinator's four-year tenure as head coach. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)  (The Associated Press)

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley says the next Gators coach needs to have "a track record of success on the offensive side of the ball."

Foley didn't rule out a defensive coach, but made it clear the Gators won't hire another defensive coordinator without head-coaching experience.

His comments came Monday at a news conference to talk about the future of the program. Foley fired coach Will Muschamp on Sunday, a day after a 23-20 loss to South Carolina that was Florida's third straight at home and knocked the Gators out of contention in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division.

Muschamp will coach the final two regular-season games, against Eastern Kentucky and Florida State, but not a potential bowl game. The Gators (5-4, 4-4 SEC) need one victory to become bowl eligible.