One question I've always had about Will Muschamp is just how much freedom he's had at his last three jobs. When he was at LSU and the Miami Dolphins, he was under Nick Saban. It's natural to wonder how much control Saban exerted over his defense.
Tommy Tuberville at Auburn is a great defensive coordinator in his own right, but it sounds like the last two years at Auburn were all Muschamp:
"I think your coordinators are different. I give them a lot of responsibility, a lot more than I do some of them. I put mine right out front, let them coach, let them use their imagination, let them speak and let them talk, because most of them want to be head coaches. That's enabled me to be able to hire people, too, because word kind of gets out that if you go work for Tub, he's going to let you go, he's going to let you coach. You're going to find out what you're made of, and he's not going to get in your way. I'm not saying a lot of other people don't do that. But here, we've been in one place for 10 years, 15 years in this league, and word kind of gets around that I might be a decent guy to coach for if you're a coordinator in terms of being able to really prove what you can do."