In rather surprising news, University of Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will reportedly be the next University of Florida head coach.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has accepted an offer to be the head coach at Florida.
Muschamp, who just finished his third season at Texas, where he was the head-coach-in-waiting to succeed Mack Brown, replaces Urban Meyer at Florida.
The person confirming the move spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak in advance of a formal announcement later Saturday night.
The move, if true, is very surprising due to the fact that Muschamp was already the coach-in-waiting at Texas and because it was thought that Florida was looking for a someone with head coaching experience.
More is sure to come.