2 years in a row, Florida players mobbed former head coach Will Muschamp with hugs and smiles – SB Nation
Thanks to South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp’s team being in the SEC East, he has to face his former team each and every year. The former Florida coach got his first win over his former school on Saturday with the Gamecocks’ 28-20 victory over the Gators at Williams-Brice Stadium.
After the victory, Muschamp greeted some of his former players who are still at Florida with warm hugs and smiles.
Nice scene after the game as Will Muschamp & some of his former players & friends from Florida come over to wish him well. SC def the Gators 28-20, moving to 5-3 in SEC play & 7-3 overall record. Muschamp was HC at Florida from 2011-2014. #football #sec #coach pic.twitter.com/OKl66dyegh
— Van Lott (@VanWLTX) November 11, 2017
“You can’t put a,” Muschamp said after the game before trailing off, via SEC Country. “The relationships you have with players — it’s important to me.”
South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley touched on what it’s like having Muschamp as a head coach after the game, too.
“We all love Coach Muschamp. You can see that everyone on the Florida team that he coached did, too,” Bentley said via SEC Country. “He’s more than a head coach to us. Some people might think the head coach just kind of oversees everything, but he wants to know what’s going on with our life. He wants to know about our family.”
Last year, Florida beat Muschamp’s team 20-7 in Gainesville, which was his first return to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium since his firing in 2014. Even after the loss, Muschamp still went over to greet some of his former players, many of whom were celebrating Senior Day that Saturday:
Since Muschamp left Florida, he’s been nothing but class when talking about his former