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Former South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is Joining Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldog Program

February 3, 2021
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ATHENS - Former South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp is joining Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldog program as an off-field analyst. Smart said Muschamp will work with the Bulldogs’ defense.

Smart announced the move Wednesday during a press conference with reporters. 

“As of last week - he will be joining our staff in an off-the-field role as an analyst. He will be working with the defensive side of the ball. He knows the ins and outs of the SEC,” Smart said. "I know that he's not done with his coaching days. That is important to him. His family has been his focus lately.”

Muschamp was let go the week before South Carolina’s game with the Bulldogs in November 2020. He previously served as the coach at Florida from 2011-14. Muschamp’s biggest win during his time at Carolina was the Gamecock’s upset win over No. 3 Georgia in Athens in 2019

Muschamp played for the Bulldogs as a defensive back in the early 1990s. From there he took a winding path from Auburn, West Georgia, Eastern Kentucky, Valdosta State and LSU where ehe was named the defensive coordinator under Nick Saban. He left with Saban for the NFL in 2005, but went to Auburn in 2006 to be the defensive coordinator for the Tigers. 

Muschamp was named head-coach-in-waiting under Mack Brown at Texas, but left Austin to take over as the head coach at Florida in 2011. After he was dismissed in Gainesville, Muschamp took the defensive coordinator job at Auburn for the 2015. South Carolina hired him the next year. 

Muschamp’s son, Jackson, joined the Bulldogs as a walk-on quarterback in 2020. 

 

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