Will Muschamp is one of the ill-tempered coaches in college football. And to his credit, he may be one of the top defensive minds as well.
Muschamp was hired by the Florida Gators in 2010 after Urban Meyer opted for retirement. The move surprised many who believed Muschamp would stay true to his “coach-in-waiting” title at Texas, but not those who recognized the coach’s SEC ties.
Following a disappointing 7-6 season, Muschamp and the Gators bounced back with an 11-2 record, finishing the season at No. 9 overall. Florida appeared in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, but were unsuccessful in a 33-23 losing effort to Louisville.
Muschamp has silenced most of the doubt in Gainesville of whether he was the right decision to succeed Meyer. He has shown that he can be successful during games and on the recruiting trail, as well as developing top talent.
The Gators saw eight players selected in the NFL draft, including two first round picks. Muschamp’s team also saw four players make the All-American roster, including two defensive players.
Though his fiery temper may leave some criticism by rival fans, it is clear that Muschamp brings results and has inherited a golden opportunity to succeed as the Gators coach. His resume is extremely impressive, and he has all the tools for success with a top program with great prestige to continue their dominance and reach their full potential.