Florida dismisses Muschamp
The Will Muschamp era is coming to an end in Gainesville.
According to Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated, Florida has dismissed its head coach. ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting that Muschamp will coach the final two games of the season — contests against Eastern Kentucky and Florida State — before leaving the job.
The Gators dropped another home game on Saturday, their sixth loss in their last eight games at The Swamp, as they were unable to put away South Carolina.
Things looked to be improving for UF a bit after its upset win over Georgia in Jacksonville, but the Gators let one slip away against the Gamecocks much in the same way they failed to put away LSU earlier in the year.
Muschamp has put together a 27-20 mark in four years as head coach at Florida. He won the Gator Bowl in his first season and went 11-1 the following year before a blowout loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl. The Gators then bottomed out to 4-8 in 2013.
Nearly every big-name national coach should be on athletic director Jeremy Foley's wish list. Keep an eye on Hugh Freeze of Ole Miss and Arizona's Rich Rodriguez.
Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.