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It’s looking like Muschamp will stay

Posted in Longhorns Football, NCAA Football with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by burntorangehorn09

By Anthony Casson

Reports have been trickling out that Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will stay with the Longhorns.

Soon after Lane Kiffin left for Southern California, Tennessee tried luring Muschamp to Knoxville. Texas recruiting commits were contacted by UT staff to let them know Muschamp will remain in Austin.

It’s also likely that Texas has increased Muschamp’s salary. He has been making nearly $1 million since 2008 and is now considered one of the best defensive minds in the country. Texas head coach Mack Brown is now on a $5 million-a-year salary, which is the highest for a college coach in America.

Texas DC Will Muschamp (left) with HC Mack Brown (right)

Muschamp on top of Tennessee list

Posted in Longhorns Football, NCAA Football with tags , , , on January 13, 2010 by burntorangehorn09

By Anthony Casson

Since it was announced Tuesday evening that Lane Kiffin is leaving Tennessee to become the head coach at USC, UT has been on the search for a proper replacement; the top of the list has Will Muschamp, defensive coordinator at Texas.

Will Muschamp, DC at Texas and head-coach-in-waiting, came to the Longhorns from Alabama starting in 2008. Since then he has become a leading force behind Texas’ success defensively. It’s no surprise that Tennessee is looking in his direction. Muschamp had years of experience with Alabama under head coach Nick Saban. SEC familiarity might be one of UT’s requirements, or at least high preferences.

OrangeBloods.com has reported, however, that many sources at Texas are “not concerned” with Muschamp leaving. The same sources say Muschamp is comfortable with his situation and there is no worry the Volunteers will sweep him away from the Longhorns program.

Any confirmation of his decision will be reported.