Will Muschamp is a very wanted man these days despite just getting fired from his head coaching gig at Florida. He’s had his name linked to multiple defensive coordinator jobs inside the SEC and now according to a report from Yahoo he has interviewed for the head coaching vacancy at the University of Houston.
Former Florida coach Will Muschamp interviewed this week for the vacant head-coaching position at Houston, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Several Southeastern Conference schools are believed to be courting Muschamp for a defensive-coordinator position, but he is interested in staying in the head-coaching ranks, sources said.
Muschamp was fired after four seasons with the Gators, compiling a 28-21 record. Prior to coming to Florida, he was the defensive coordinator at Texas and knows the recruiting landscape in the state.
Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman also is a candidate for the Houston job, sources said. Herman won this year’s Broyles Award as the outstanding assistant coach in college football, largely for his work developing backup quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.
A timetable for naming a new coach is unclear. After its second year in the American Athletic Conference, Houston fired Tony Levine on Monday after three seasons at the school.
Houston has a history of having offensive minded head coaches, so hiring Muschamp would be a step in a different direction for the program. However, landing Muschamp would be a home run for a program like Houston, and would give them a shot in the arm on the recruiting trail in Texas. If Muschamp could have success at Houston, his name would come back up for another big gig elsewhere before long.