SEC website Saturday Down South broke the news earlier today that Texas defensive coordinator and head-coach-in-waiting Will Muschamp will be named the next head coach at Florida. The report is being echoed by other sources as well. The Longhorns, who are already in the market for a new offensive coordinator, will now have to replace Muschamp on its staff.
Will the Longhorns try to get Bud Foster to be its next defensive coordinator? It will be interesting to see if they do. They might not if they feel Foster doesn't fit the program's culture, but at the end of the day this is a high-profile coordinator job and Foster is one of the best in the business.
There's also the $800,000 annuity Foster would receive if he is still the Hokies' defensive coordinator after the 2014 football season. That annuity came about after Georgia tried to lure Foster away from Blacksburg. It seems like a lot of money, but really it's probably only enough to keep Foster from making most lateral moves.
Texas is in a position to offer its coordinators a lot more money than most programs. Foster's current salary is $402,000 according to one report. Muschamp reportedly made $900,000 a year at Texas and of course was slated to become its next head coach whenever Mack Brown was ready to step down.
We don't know what Texas will be looking for in its next defensive coordinator, but I'm sure Foster's name will be brought up by somebody. It usually is whenever a job like this comes open. Georgia was far from the first defensive coordinator job Foster was linked to. If the Longhorns do decide to take a serious look at Foster they could be a threat because they will back up a dump truck full of money to whoever they decide they want.