Reaction from the college football world over Florida's hiring of Texas assistant Will Muschamp as coach. Muschamp, 39, has never been a head coach, but that wasn't an issue with Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley, who has given Muschamp the keys to the car.
He replaces Urban Meyer, who according to the Gainesville Sun, resigned because of health risks.
Andy Staples, SI.com: Hiring Muschamp was a bold and intelligent move by Foley.
Chris Low, ESPN: Foley has demonstrated in the past that he's not afraid to go down a path nobody else is expecting. Remember Ron Zook?
Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun: Muschamp has the credentials to be a great hire.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Texas should have never agreed to make Muschamp head coach in waiting.
Richard Justice, Houston Chronicle: Muschamp may be a great coach, but he's unlikely to ever accomplish the things Mack Brown has accomplished.
Gene Frenette, Florida Times-Union: Hiring Muschamp was an incredibly bold move considering all the proven head-coaching talent that was available.
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: The last time Foley had to replace a lengendary coach, he chose a defensive coordinator who had never before been a head coach. Let's hope this time Foley has better luck with the same strategy.
John Romano, St. Petersburg Times: Muschamp is an intriguing hire. A potentially great hire. He's just not a slam-dunk hire.
Dave George, Palm Beach Post: At the very least, Gator Clubs around the state won't have to worry about whether the head coach will be too bored to make their meetings this spring.
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