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Will Muschamp is 'who we needed,' says Gus Malzahn
Dec. 13, 2014


Will Muschamp meets the press as Auburn's new defensive coordinator

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala.  Will Muschamp will not coach Auburn in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, but he'll be around to watch the Tigers practice.

That's what Auburn's new defensive coordinator said at a Saturday morning press conference before rushing out the door.

To hit the road and recruit for Auburn.

Auburn hired Muschamp, the former Florida head coach, and former Auburn defensive coordinator, for that matter, on Friday night, and put him to work on Saturday morning. Head coach Gus Malzahn called it a "very exciting day for Auburn football." Charlie Harbison will run the defense in the bowl game, Malzahn said.

We'll be back with details from the Muschamp/Malzahn press conference, but here are some quick hits taken from a series of our tweets:

• Malzahn on Will Muschamp's head coaching experience: "I think it's very valuable.. He'll be a good sounding board for me." 

• Malzahn on Will Muschamp: "I love his energy. I'm an energy guy, too."

• Malzahn on Will Muschamp: "We have a solid defensive staff. Will will have ownership over that."

• Auburn's Will Muschamp: "I know they've recruited a bunch of good people here."

• Will Muschamp on his defense: "It's our job to get the ball back to the offense."

• Will Muschamp on Auburn's defense: "I recruited a bunch of 'em..."

• The make-up of Auburn defensive coaching staff? "That's Gus' decision," says Will Muschamp

• Will Muschamp: "Gus and I talked a lot" leading up to rejoining Auburn. 

• Will Muschamp: "This is the only job I was offered. I was honored to have this opportunity."
• Will Muschamp says it's a "family decision" to return to Auburn

Check back for a new story...

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