Head coach Will Muschamp of the Florida Gators has made the decision to make the football team's spring practice closed to the fans and media.

This is the first time in school history that such a move has been made.

Muschamp made the announcement last Wednesday saying that he made the decision to cut down on distractions since the team is going through a transition period with a new coaching staff.

The decision was made "in the interest of helping our program be successful on Saturdays this fall," Muschamp said.

The Gators will be showcasing new offensive and defensive schemes for the 2011 season.

They have also added one of the best offensive coordinators in the game in Charlie Weis.

Weis worked wonders with Brady Quinn at Notre Dame and last season with Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs, who had his best season as a pro in 2010.

I believe this is a great move by Muschamp to try and help his team focus on learning a new system and getting familiar with their new coaches.

It makes a lot of sense and it is a good sign that he wants to make sure his team is ready for the upcoming season.

Don’t worry, Gators fans, you can still attend the spring game, which will be played April 9 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.