Will Muschamp will be an analyst at an SEC program in 2021
After weeks of rumors, Will Muschamp has landed an analyst role on the Georgia staff, coach Kirby Smart confirmed on Wednesday to reporters.
Multiple reports recently have noted that Muschamp was seen in and around the football offices around Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. The former South Carolina coach, who was fired during the 2020 season, along with being a former Florida coach and Auburn and Texas defensive coordinator, will assist the Bulldogs on the defensive side of the ball.
South Carolina was 2-5 when Muschamp was fired, and under Muschamp, the Gamecocks were 17-22 against SEC competition at South Carolina. At South Carolina, Muschamp became the first coach to reach bowl games in his first three seasons and went 9-4 in his second season. But the Gamecocks fell to 7-6, 4-8 and 2-5 since.
Muschamp and Smart are long-time friends and Georgia alumni — and former Nick Saban assistants — who have coached together dating back to their days at Valdosta State, and in recent years, joked with one another through the media about their pickup basketball games.
It’s a bit of a family reunion on the Georgia support staff as former Tennessee assistant Robert Muschamp, Will’s nephew, is reportedly also joining the staff at Georgia. Will Muschamp played at Georgia in the early 90s, while the younger Muschamp played tight end at Auburn from 2015-18 and is a native of Rome, Georgia. He was a walk-on for most of his career with the Tigers but was awarded a scholarship prior to his senior season in 2018.
H/T Marc Weiszer.