Will Muschamp is reportedly interested in returning to the state of Texas.
According to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle, the former Florida coach has interviewed with University of Houston officials about their open head coach position. Muschamp resigned as Florida’s head coach at the conclusion of this past regular season. He spent four seasons in Gainesville, Fla., going 28-21.
Source: Former Florida head coach Will Muschamp has interviewed with University of Houston officials about vacant head coaching job
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) December 12, 2014
If Muschamp wants to get a head coaching job instead of a defensive coordinator position, Houston might be an ideal landing spot. The 43-year-old is young enough to be able to work himself back up the ranks, and after spending three seasons (2008-10) as Texas’ defensive coordinator, he’s likely got solid ties to the Longhorn State.
A number of programs are reportedly interested in hiring Muschamp as a defensive coordinator, including South Carolina and Auburn.
The Houston job is known among college football insiders as one of the best non-Power 5 jobs in the country. Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is reportedly one of the other favorites to land the position.