Source: Muschamp getting consideration for South Carolina job

Will Muschamp was 28-21 as the head coach at Florida.

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Auburn defensive coordinator and former Florida coach Will Muschamp is getting some consideration for the coaching vacancy at South Carolina, a source told FOX Sports Monday morning.

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart has been considered the front-runner for the Gamecocks vacancy, although now that the Georgia coaching job is open, South Carolina is in a tricky spot. Smart is an alum of Georgia, where he is considered one of the Dawgs’ primary targets.

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The 44-year-old Muschamp was 28-21 at UF before being fired last season.

Muschamp is going to get some support from former Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier, who still carries a lot of clout with althletic director Ray Tanner.

Bruce Feldman is a senior college football reporter and columnist for FOXSports.com and FS1. He is also a New York Times best-selling author. His new book, “The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks,” came out in October 2014. Follow him on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB and Facebook.