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5 Potential Replacements For Muschamp At Florida

5 Candidates To Be Next Florida Football Head Coach

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With Will Muschamp being fired by Florida, there's going to be a lot of buzz this offseason as to who will fill that vacancy. There are plenty of options both in the NFL and in college, but these five coaches make the most sense for Gators as they try to re-find their previous glory.

5. Rich Rodriguez

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5. Rich Rodriguez

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Current Position: Head Coach, University of Arizona

When he was an up-and-coming coach who took over at Michigan, Rodriguez failed big time. However, he's shown at Arizona that there's a reason why he was so highly touted. If Florida wants to find out just how good of a coach he can be, they could hire him to replace Muschamp.

4. Mike Gundy

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4. Mike Gundy

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Current Position: Head Coach, Oklahoma State University

Gundy might be best known for his "I'm a man, I'm 40" rant, but he's also one of the very best college football has to offer. As an emerging star in the coaching field, the Gators may decide they want to see where he can take their program.

3. Steve Spurrier

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3. Steve Spurrier

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Current Position: Head Coach, University of South Carolina

This move would send shockwaves throughout college football. Spurrier used to coach at Florida and had a lot of success, but he's coached at a rival school for a long time now. However, Spurrier could decide he wants to end his career where he really took off as a head coach.

2. Bob Stoops

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2. Bob Stoops

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Current Position: Head Coach, University of Oklahoma

Stoops has been successful at a major university and that has to be attractive to Florida. Even though Oklahoma is a premier program, it's not Florida. That being said, if he was offered the job, there's a very good chance he would decide to accept.

1. Jim Harbaugh

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1. Jim Harbaugh

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Current Position: Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers

Most people think Harbaugh will be ousted as 49ers coach after this season due to conflicts with the front office. That means he would be one of the most sought after college coaching candidates in quite some time. Coaching his alma mater Michigan would make a lot of sense too, but if he wants a chance to win a title in the next three to five years, he could decide to take the Florida job.





With Will Muschamp being fired by Florida, one of the premier jobs in college football is available. These five coaches make sense for the vacancy.

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