Will Muschamp might be riding high in the SEC one more time.
According to ESPN sources, Muschamp is in discussions with South Carolina about their vacant coaching job and will get a formal interview in the next few days.
Muschamp coached Florida from 2011-2014, producing a 28-21 record before being fired. His best season was 2011, when the Gators finished the regular season 11-1 and earned a BCS bid. They lost to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl, then went 10-13 over the next two seasons to end Muschamp’s career.
Muschamp has been a defensive specialist since his days as a safety at Georgia. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Auburn in 1995, and got his big break in 2001 when Nick Saban hired him as a linebackers coach at LSU.
A year later, Musgrave became Saban’s defensive coordinator, a job he still held when the Tigers won the 2003 national championship. He spent a year with Saban in the NFL before going back to Auburn as the defensive coordinator.
In early 2008, he moved to Texas, again as a defensive coordinator, and later that year, the Longhorns announced he would eventually replace Mack Brown. The announcement and a large raise were expected to keep him in Austin, but two years later, Florida hired him to replace Urban Meyer.
Muschamp spent the 2015 season back at Auburn, serving once again as defensive coordinator.