Muschamp loving role of Georgia's co-defensive coordinator

Georgia photo by Tony Walsh / Georgia co-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp speaks to reporters Tuesday during a news conference in Athens.

Meet Will Muschamp, quite possibly the most qualified co-defensive coordinator college football has ever known.

When Georgia coach Kirby Smart was faced with the task of hiring a new defensive coordinator last December following Dan Lanning's accepting of the head-coaching vacancy at Oregon, he quickly announced that Muschamp and Glenn Schumann would serve as co-coordinators. It was the biggest role yet for Schumann, who has been alongside Smart for all seven seasons in Athens, and it was the latest role for Muschamp, who has previous defensive coordinator stops at Auburn, LSU and Texas, as well as head-coaching stints at Florida and South Carolina.

"I love my role," Muschamp said Tuesday in a news conference, his first since returning to his alma mater in January 2021 as a defensive analyst. "I told my wife the other day that I think I have the best job in America.