December 12, 2010

Florida Hires Will Muschamp: Florida has hired Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp to replace Urban Meyer. Muschamp, 39, is a Gainesville native who was coach-in-waiting at Texas since 2008. He has 12 years of experience in the Southeastern Conference, eight as a coach and four as a player.

posted by rcade to football at 02:35 PM - 4 comments

So the Longhorns have fired their Offensive Coordinator, lost their Defensive Coordinator, are the only team in the Big XII South to not make a bowl game and have no clear QB for the future. I wonder how Mack Brown is sleeping these days.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:24 PM on December 12, 2010

R.C. Slocum must be thinking: why couldn't the 'Horns have been in this kind of disarray when I was coaching A&M?

posted by beaverboard at 10:19 AM on December 13, 2010

Didn't see this one coming. Muschamp seems like a pretty solid hire, though I don't understand why Texas would have declared him a head coach-in-waiting for a coach who (a) isn't that old, and (b) isn't making plans to retire.

posted by rcade at 01:45 PM on December 13, 2010

With the departure of Wade Phillips and now Muschamp, as far as I can tell, there are now officially no coaches-in-waiting anywhere in Texas for the first time in years.

Isn't there any sense of urgency and concern about this? How long will people let there be a lapse in the promise of orderly dynastic succession before demanding that some measure of continuity be restored?

posted by beaverboard at 03:14 PM on December 13, 2010

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