Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp would be able to pursue a different coaching job without any financial penalty after this season’s SEC Championship game. However, Muschamp indicated on Sunday that he has no current plans to leave Auburn.
“My or no representative of Will Muschamp have been contacted about any job,” Muschamp said, according to AL.com’s James Crepea. “I can assure you of that.”
The website also reported on the details of Muschamp’s three-year, $5.1 million contract in July. The wording of the contract allows Muschamp to leave, if he so chooses, after one season on The Plains. The coach would be forced to pay a $1 million buyout if he left before the SEC Championship game on Dec. 5.
The defense has not performed the way many envisioned it would when Muschamp was hired. The Tigers are among the bottom three teams in the SEC, allowing 417.9 yards of offense per game.
However, the team has improved in recent weeks, including back-to-back outings of 10 and 13 points allowed to Texas A&M and UGA respectively. The Bulldogs scored 20 points in their win over Auburn, but six of those came on a punt return touchdown.
There are multiple head coach openings around the country, but Muschamp has expressed his commitment to Auburn in recent weeks saying he was “in this for the long haul,” according to the report by AL.com.
For now, Muschamp is focused on Auburn’s rivalry showdown with Alabama this Saturday.
“My total focus is on the Iron Bowl,” Muschamp said. “We’ve got a big game Saturday.”