Boom, MF, indeed.

Will Muschamp gets to recycle his orange and blue gear.  And when you add everything up, he doesn’t even take a pay cut.

Former Florida coach Will Muschamp has agreed to become Auburn’s defensive coordinator, the school announced Friday night.

Muschamp agreed to a three-year deal with the Tigers, sources close to the situation told ESPN. The deal is worth between $1.6 million and $1.8 million annually, sources said, which will make him the highest-paid defensive coordinator in FBS.

… Muschamp’s new salary will not affect the $6.3 million buyout Florida owes him after he was fired with three years remaining on his contract, sources said.

Sure will be interesting to see what changes may be coming on that defensive staff.

And no doubt Greg McGarity is thrilled by the news.

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34 responses to “Boom, MF, indeed.

  1. This could be a real stepping stone to the Texas DC job.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Jeebus. Talk abut getting rich off failure.

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  3. James Stephenson

    I do not know why he would take that job. No defense is going to be worth a crap when the O runs hurry up. It just isn’t.

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  4. BMan

    Will Rodney “The Bag Man” Garner be retained?

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    • LorenzoDawgriquez

      I bet he gets “reassigned” at a bump in pay, wink-wink. Nobody puts baby in the corner and gets away with it. Bagman knows where the bodies are.

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    • He just got home. He will stay as long as he wants to. The Bag Man is indispensable. And he does not need a contract, though he has one.$$$$$$$.📀

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  5. Morris Friedman

    Why would McGarity be thrilled?

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  6. Morris Friedman

    For someone who grew up a gator fan, how did Boom end up playing for UGA?

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      da Gayters did not offer. He was a slow, short, white conah back….perfect for the Dawgs of the time.

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    • His Dad got a job teaching at the Darlington School in Rome. He moved in time to play his senior year. According to the story UF was recruiting him until he suffered a bad leg fracture his senior year at Darlington. UF backed off. UGA offered preferred walk-on status. He was an instate kid so could get instate tuition at UGA.

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  7. Macallanlover

    I knew Boom wasn’t a real sharp knife before this but withdrawing from the Houston job, where he could have, potentially, re-ignited his career and been the man in charge only to accept a lesser job. Is he giving up? You could see a DC in the NFL as some think that is a major blip on the resume but returning to where you were 7-8 years ago after getting the boot at FU? When I heard he was interviewing in Houston I thought it might be a good way to not take that step back and gain some maturity until a better job came along. This decision alone is enough to say, “this guy doesn’t have it up top”. I understand Auburn was a nice stepping stone a decade ago, and that his wife’s parents are just an hour away but come on man, this is like quitting.

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  8. jollyrogerjay

    Auburn is a helluva lot better place to raise 2 young boys than Houston. And Houston has always been about Offense, just like Florida, and those fans would not have been happy with a Muschamp style offense that seemed to “live to punt,” exception the UGA game. Bad fit, just like Tuberville to Texas Tech. I do believe his wife had a lot to do with this decision.
    I realize the hatred for all things Auburn University over here, but that little town is a great place to live, I know, because I live at Sandestin half the year and Auburn the other.

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    • Poot Elliot

      Just curious. If you realize the hatred for all things auburn over here, then why subject yourself to it? I never visit any other schools blogs or message boards, much less a hated rival’s. Do you frequent all of auburn’s rival’s sites in some effort to patrol them and defend your team, or just this one? And if it is only this one, why? Surely auburn gets a lot more crap thrown its way from other sites. I’m not trying to be a smartass, I just can’t imagine why I’d ever subject myself to rival’s ridicule, much less try to defend my position.

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      • Maybe I’m weird, but I enjoy having other schools’ fans visit and comment here.

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      • jollyrogerjay

        Because I grew up in Montezuma, GA, many of my very best friends graduated from UGA, I enjoy Athens when I go every other year (since 1971), and the Senator is a kick ass writer and I like the info at Get the Picture. Maybe you should broaden your horizons.

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  9. Mike Cooley

    I hear ya Mac. Boom and George Castanza apparently learned about negotiation from the same people.

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  10. Mike Cooley

    People always talk about what a great little town Auburn is. I’ve been there many times and have never understood what it is that they are referring to when they say that.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Auburn is certainly a better place to live than say….Brooklyn? Course folks don’t murder trees in Brooklyn.

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      • Macallanlover

        Brooklyn has trees? Dang. When I was there my eyes were too focused on dodging the bridge abutments that support the over head trains. Pretty good Italian food around though, especially the pizza. Have trouble saying anything positive about the village of Auburn though…well, the southern coeds beat anything I saw in Brooklyn.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Will’s wife is from nearby Thomaston.

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  11. Lrgk9

    Yah, The money. The proximity to family.

    But the STICK it to Florida is all over it. This job will allow him to collect every penny from UF.

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