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Report: Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp interviewing for South Carolina job

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp watches his team warm up on the sidelines before facing Alabama Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp watches his team warm up on the sidelines before facing Alabama Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.

South Carolina is planning on interviewing Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp for its head coaching vacancy.

FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman was the first to report the Gamecocks’ interest in the former Florida head coach while 247Sports confirmed the school is bringing him in for a formal interview.

The Gators fired Muschamp at the end of the 2014 season after he went 28-21 in four seasons at the school.

Muschamp said he hadn’t been contacted about any job openings going into the final week of the regular season, but his three-year deal with Auburn is set up so he can pursue other opportunities without penalty following the SEC championship game.

According to ESPN.com, Muschamp would have been the school’s top candidate for the job if Steve Spurrier had stepped down following the 2014 season, but faces stiff competition for the opening this year.

South Carolina’s list of candidates includes the team’s current interim coach Shawn Elliott, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez, Cal’s Sonny Dykes and former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano.  

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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