Will Muschamp admitted in the personal essay he wrote for Sports Illustrated, he wasn’t the hire that would instantly earn plaudits from national media or escape initial skepticism from fans.
“I know that at South Carolina, I'm replacing a legend in Steve Spurrier,” Muschamp wrote. “I also know that I was by no means a sexy hire. I told my new athletic director, Ray Tanner: Let's not win the press conference; let's win football games.”
He wrote about the lessons learned working for the likes of Nick Saban, Mack Brown and Tommy Tuberville, the things that went right at his Florida program and what went wrong to end that tenure.
And he went in depth about the high school injury that almost derailed his playing career, his father’s influence that kept him going and how that resiliency forms the bedrock of his approach to not only resuscitate his head coaching career but also South Carolina’s program.