Breaking News: Will Muschamp, Texas DC and Coach-In-Waiting, To Take Florida Job

Keenan WomackContributor IIIDecember 11, 2010

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 04:  Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers coach Will Muschamp watches from the sidelines during a game against the Rice Owls at Reliant Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Will Muschamp, the highly-touted defensive coordinator at the University of Texas, will be taking the Florida head coaching job.

The man responsible for recruiting Jackson Jeffcoat, Jordan Hicks and multiple other defensive stars around the country was named coach-in-waiting at Texas last season, but decided to jump on this offer early.

Although he was rumored to be taking the job at Georgia if Mark Richt were to be fired, which hasn't happened yet, the Florida job opened up at the perfect time for the defensive coordinator.

Florida picked Muschamp over other likely candidates like Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, Boise State coach Chris Petersen, TCU coach Gary Patterson and even rumored but unconfirmed options like Bob Stoops from Oklahoma and Bo Pelini from Nebraska.

So now, Texas is out both an offensive and defensive coordinator after Greg Davis was fired earlier this month.

It goes without saying that replacing arguably the best defensive coordinator Texas has ever had will be no easy task.

We'll have to see whether this sudden change in command will affect the incredible recruiting class that's rolling in here next season, especially on the defensive side of the ball (Quandre Diggs, Josh Turner, Steve Edmond, Desmond Jackson and Sheroid Evans, to name a few).

I wish good luck to Muschamp. He brought us some star-studded defenses and was a huge reason that Texas was able to go on that national championship run just last year.