In the SEC, coaches seem to pop up at other league schools more than in other conferences. The latest example is Will Muschamp.
Attending his first SEC Media Days as South Carolina’s coach, Muschamp is no stranger to the occasion. He was Florida’s coach from 2011-’14 before spending last season as Auburn’s defensive coordinator.
Muschamp was fired as the Gators’ coach after going 28-21 overall and 17-15 in league games. South Carolina is his second head coaching job, and he follows Steve Spurrier, who is also a two-timer, coaching at Florida and South Carolina.
“Coach Spurrier and his staff have brought this program to relevance nationally, and that’s what we plan on building on that,” Muschamp said.
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Muschamp joins a lengthy list of coaches who have lead two SEC programs, including some of the game’s most notable.
Bear Bryant coached at Kentucky and finished at Alabama, and his 292 career victories are the most by anybody who has coached in the SEC. Bryant, who also coached at Texas A&M when the Aggies were in the Southwest Conference, won 323 games overall, and his six national championships all came at Alabama.
Nick Saban won a national title at LSU and four at Alabama, including last season.
Among others with multiple SEC schools on their resume are Tommy Tuberville (Mississippi and Auburn), Houston Nutt (Mississippi and Arkansas) and Doug Dickey (Tennessee and Florida).