Gator’s Will Muschamp Dismissed After Embarrassing Loss

By  //  November 16, 2014

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gators lose ugly in 23-20 ot loss to steve Spurrier's South carolina gamecocks

ABOVE VIDEO: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier speaks after his team’s 23-20 overtime win over Florida, says he “feels for” Florida Coach Will Muschamp.

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Will Muschamp has been dismissed as the University of Florida’s head football coach, a day after an embarrassing 23-20 overtime loss to South Carolina and former Gator player and coaching legend Steve Spurrier.

Will Muschamp has been dismissed as the University of Florida's head football coach, a day after an embarrassing 23-20 overtime loss to South Carolina and former Gator player and coaching legend Steve Spurrier. (CBS video image)

Will Muschamp has been dismissed as the University of Florida’s head football coach, a day after an embarrassing 23-20 overtime loss to South Carolina and former Gator player and coaching legend Steve Spurrier. (CBS video image)

The overtime loss to South Carolina was the Gator’s sixth defeat in its last eight games at The Swamp.

While the Gator’s coach, Muschamp posted an overall 25-19 record, with a mediocre 15-14 in the Southeaster Conference. Cries for his firing began in ernest in 2013 when the Gators looked totally inept, going 4-8, including losses to second division schools like Vanderbilt and Georgia Southern.

Muschamp, 43, will coach the last two games of the 2014 season against Eastern Kentucky and Florida State.

A native of Georgia, Muschamp attended the University of Georgia and played for the Georgia Bulldogs. Muschamp previously served as the defensive coordinator for the LSU Tigers, Auburn Tigers, and the Texas Longhorns.

He also served as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.


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