After being fired by South Carolina in November, Will Muschamp will be sticking around the SEC. In fact, he's returning to familiar territory.
Muschamp has been hired as a defensive analyst at his alma mater Georgia, Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. Muschamp will earn $300,000 in his role.
A native of Rome, Georgia, Muschamp played safety for UGA from 1991-94. Ironically, after Muschamp graduated, Smart did the same from 1995-98.
Muschamp has not been back at his alma mater since, but he has plenty of SEC coaching experience. The 49-year-old was the head coach at South Carolina from 2016 through the first seven games of the 2020 season, and previously was the head coach at Florida from 2011-14.
He's also had stints as an assistant at LSU (2001-04) and Auburn (2006-07).
Muschamp will likely use the 2021 season to revive his career while working under Smart, a coach he knows very well. By hiring him, Georgia gets an experienced assistant with plenty of working knowledge about the SEC.
The Bulldogs are coming off an 8-2 season which included a win over Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl.