MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Before his final appearance on the Spurs Up Tour, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp was asked about the rumblings coming out of his old stomping grounds.
Earlier this week, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told reporters that he would be in favor of a division swap between Auburn and Missouri, with Auburn going to the SEC East and Missouri moving to the SEC West.
Former Auburn coach Pat Dye is at the forefront of the conversation. Apparently, Muschamp isn’t all that interested in joining.
“That decision is not being made by me,” Muschamp said. “I can assure you of that.”
But if you’re looking for a qualified opinion, he certainly has one. Muschamp worked two different stints as Auburn’s defensive coordinator, most recently for Malzahn in 2015, before South Carolina hired him as head coach that December.
After graduating from Georgia, where he played safety, Muschamp’s first coaching job as at Auburn as a graduate assistant. His SEC experience includes a four-year stop at LSU, where he worked for Nick Saban. And, of course, Muschamp also spent four years as the head coach at Florida.
However, Muschamp balked at the opportunity to take a stand on his SEC realignment soapbox.
“Whatever’s best for our league is the way I would look at it, whether we’re expanding, changing the divisions. Whatever they want to do, I’m for, as far as that’s concerned. I have no issue or problem, either way commissioner (Greg) Sankey wanted to do it.”