With Urban Meyer’s announcement yesterday that he is stepping down after Florida’s bowl game, I’ll confess that I was a bit concerned about Will Muschamp being offered the job. I expect Florida wants a defensive minded coach with experience in the SEC. Texas’ defensive coordinator certainly fits that description.
And if the Gators came a’calling, I don’t see how Muschamp wouldn’t answer. I’m one of the biggest Longhorn homers in Austin, but even I can’t convince myself that head coach of Texas sometime in the future is better than head coach of Florida now.
However, the more I think about the situation, the less worried I become.
I don’t think that Florida is likely to take a chance on a first time head coach, unless that person comes from within the program. While I think Muschamp will be a great head coach, he is entirely unproven in that role.
I also believe that Mack Brown and company know more about the timing of their future moves then they’re letting on. I still think DeLoss Dodds retires, and Brown moves up to the Athletic Director’s office.
And I think I happens fairly soon.