Recently, new Florida head coach Jim McElwain claimed that the roster he inherited from predecessor Will Muschamp has some major depth issues and holes in key areas. This assessent was a direct contradiction of what Muschamp said when he left Gainesville, as he claimed he was leaving a "deep and talented" roster behind.
Now the defensive coordinator at Auburn, Muschamp was asked by reporters on Thursday for his thoughts on what McElwain had said. He started out with a very bland response, but ended with a dig at the new man in charge of the Gators.
“I didn’t see any comments,” Muschamp said. “At the time, (offensive linemen) D.J. Humphries and Tyler Moore had not declared for the NFL draft. Certainly, at that position, the numbers are down. Other than that, there are a lot of good football players down there.”
And then came the zinger.
“He said he could coach a dog and win. Heck, he likes a dog better than his players?”
Muschamp's one-liner is a knock on a quote from McElwain's introductory press conference in December.
“You got to understand this. I believe I can win with my dog Claribelle. That's the attitude. There's good players here. That's just our responsibility to get that going."
The worst part of all this back-and-forth is that Florida and Auburn don't play each other next fall. Still, you have to figure this will spice things up on the recruiting trail, if it hasn't already.
[H/T: 247Sports ]