Will Muschamp introduced as new Auburn defensive coordinator

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Will Muschamp didn’t quite make it through two weeks out of coaching.

Muschamp accepted the job as Auburn’s defensive coordinator 13 days after coaching his last game at Florida and following a weeklong vacation in the Dominican Republic.

Muschamp said Saturday at his introductory news conference that he’s “just a ball coach and at the end of the day that’s what I enjoy doing.”

Coach Gus Malzahn quickly targeted Muschamp to replace fired defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson. He gave him a three-year deal worth about $1.6 million annually.

Muschamp says his “goal was to go out there and get the best defensive coordinator in the country.”

Muschamp will monitor practice leading to the Outback Bowl against Wisconsin. Safeties coach Charlie Harbison will serve as defensive coordinator for the bowl.

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