We all knew that Will Muschamp would find a coordinator job, but not this quickly. Muschamp has agreed to become Auburn’s next defensive coordinator. The deal will most likely make Muschmap the highest paid coordinator in college football, with an annual salary around $1.6 million.
This won’t be Will Muschamp first stint at Auburn, as he was the defensive coordinator their from 2006 till 2007. He left Auburn after the 2007 season to become the defensive coordinator at Texas. Muschamp has always been known for his defensive prowess, but lacked offensively and that’s what keep him from being a successful head coach.
Muschamp finished with a 28-22 record as the head coach of Florida, he coached their for four season, leading the Gators to a Sugar Bowl trip in the 2012 season.
Muschamp will have to fix an Auburn defense that allowed 31 points a game this season, and gave up 55 to their in-state rival Alabama.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn wanted the “best coordinator” in the country and he might have got the best available, but I don’t think he’s the best in the country. I still think that Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart has Muschamp beat.
I love this move by Auburn, and I knew that Muschamp was on the Tigers short list to replace Ellis Johnson, who was fired after two seasons with Auburn. Auburn will be a completely different defensive team with Muschamp, which is scary to think about, with the Tigers offense being so lethal.