Will Muschamp is the new head football coach at Florida, replacing Urban Meyer. He has never been a head coach, but has worked at some elite schools in his career, so he has made some great connections that should help him put together a great staff. The coaching tree has put together the following list of potential candidates for the Gators new coaching staff:
Will Muschamp Bio:
- 2008-2010: Texas Defensive Coordinator
- 2006-2007: Auburn Defensive Coordinator
- 2005: Miami Dolphins Assistant Head Coach
- 2002-2004: LSU Defensive Coordinator
- 2001: LSU Linebackers Coach
- 2000: Valdosta State Defensive Coordinator
- 1999: Eastern Kentucky Defensive Backs Coach
- 1998: West Georgia Defensive Backs Coach
- 1995-1996: Auburn Graduate Assistant
- 1991-1994: Defensive Back, Georgia
* = candidate for offensive/defensive coordinator position
Major Applewhite* - Texas Running Backs coach
- RB coach at Texas from 2008-present.
- Played QB at Florida from 1983-87.
RUNNING BACKS COACH
Larry Brinson - ex-Kentucky Running Backs coach
- Played RB at Florida from 1973-76.
- Played RB at Florida from 1998-2001.
WIDE RECEIVERS COACH
Ike Hilliard - Florida Tuskers (UFL) Wide Receivers coach
- Played receiver at Florida from 1993-96.
- Graduate assistant at LSU from 2000-02.
- Played receiver at Florida from 1991-94.
- GA at Florida from 1996-98.
OFFENSIVE LINE COACH
Joe Wickline - Oklahoma State Offensive Line coach
- Florida OL coach from 2002-04.
- Graduate assistant at Florida in 1982 and '83.
- Played OL for the Gators from 1979-81.
- Assistant OL coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and '06.
- LSU offensive line coach from 2003-06.
TIGHT ENDS COACH
Steve Ensminger - LSU Tight Ends coach
- TE coach at Auburn from 2004-07 (QB coach in '03).
- QB coach at Georgia from 1991-93.
- Coached at Florida since 2005.
- Coached tight ends from 2005-07.
- TE coach at Florida in 2009 and '10.
DEFENSIVE LINE COACH
Bo Davis - Alabama DL coach
- Assistant strength & conditioning coach at LSU from 2002-05.
- Played at Auburn from 1995-99.
- Graduate assistant at LSU from 2004-07.
- Defensive ends coach at Auburn from 1999-2008.
- Defensive line coach at Valdosta State in 2000.
- Assistant DL coach for the Dolphins from 2005-07.
- Defensive line coach at LSU in 2003-04.
- Played defensive line at Georgia from 1991-94.
Lance Thompson* - Tennessee LB coach
- Defensive line coach at LSU in 2002, and was the Tigers' tight ends coach in 2003.
- Linebackers coach at Auburn from 2006-08.
- Quality control coach at Texas in 2009.
DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH
Charlie Harbison - Clemson DB coach
- DB coach at LSU in 2001-02.
- Cornerbacks coach at LSU in 2004.
- Defensive backs coach at Valdosta State in 2000.
- Defensive backs coach at Texas from 2001-present.
SPECIAL TEAMS COACH
Richard Smith - Carolina Panthers LB coach.
- Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator in 2005.
- 9 seasons as NFL special teams coach with Broncos and Oilers.
- Played LB for Dolphins in 2005.
- 2 seasons as assistant special teams coach with Vikings.