South Carolina has reached an agreement in principle to hire Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as its next head football coach. After one season at Auburn, where he improved the defense, he is already back in the SEC as a head coach.
The South Carolina job opened in the middle of the season when longtime coach Steve Spurrier abruptly announced he was resigning. The team won two games this season under Spurrier and finished 3-9.
A formal announcement is expected on Monday after the Board of Trustees approves his contract.
Muschamp was fired following the 2014 season at Florida with a 28-21 overall record. After being fired at Florida, Muschamp had the opportunity to join Spurrier’s South Carolina staff as defensive coordinator but chose the take the Tigers top defensive job instead at a salary of $1.6 million annually.
“I was given every opportunity to get it done here and I simply didn’t win enough games – that is the bottom line,” Muschamp said in a statement released by Florida at the time of his firing. “I’m disappointed that I didn’t get it done and it is my responsibility to get it done.”
Will Muschamp Coaching Career
|1998||West Georgia (DB)|
|1999||Eastern Kentucky (DB)|
|2000||Valdosta State (DC/DB)|
|2005||Miami Dolphins (AHC)|