Update: As Auburn’s defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp will be the nation’s highest-paid assistant coach. He’ll be making more than roughly 50 FBS head coaches, too.
Will Muschamp’s 3-year Auburn deal $1.6 to $1.8 M per
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 13, 2014
Muschamp will be making more money than what roughly 50 FBS head coaches were paid this season….
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 13, 2014
Earlier: It appears that Will Muschamp will be remaining in the SEC.
According to a report by Sports Illustrated‘s Thayer Evans, the former Florida coach is set to be named Auburn’s new defensive coordinator. Muschamp, 43, spent four seasons as the Gators’ head coach, before resigning at the conclusion of this past regular season. He was previously Auburn’s defensive coordinator from 2006-07 prior to accepting the same position at Texas.
Former Florida coach Will Muschamp will be Auburn’s new defensive coordinator per a source.
— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) December 13, 2014
According to Phillip Marshall of Auburn Undercover, an announcement is expected by the end of the weekend.
Will Muschamp, widely considered one of the top defensive minds in college football, is on the verge of being named Auburn’s next defensive coordinator, AuburnUndercover has learned. Barring any last-minute snags, the announcement is likely to come before the weekend is over.
Muschamp reportedly met with Houston officials this week about their head coaching vacancy, but it seems that he would rather stay in the SEC as a coordinator than become a head coach at a non-Power 5 school.