This thread is a continuation of this one, which had reach 1,000 posts: http://gatorchatter.com/forum/main-...ic-will-muschamp-has-been-fired-second-update - Muschamp has already been fired and it will be announced when the time is right - He's negotiating a smaller buyout if the team doesn't make a bowl - Foley is not behind the firing and will not have much influence on who the next coach will be - The new President is not involved in the hiring process yet, but he will be. - They do have candidates for the job and have put out feelers. The response has been "receptive". - While coaching candidates names won't be revealed, I'm told a coach from Mississippi is "unlikely" This is information I've been given by someone who claims to have a contact close to the program. I don't know if it's true, take it or leave it. UPDATED: I was contacted by a second source who also claims to have knowledge of the situation. He says: - It is true Muschamp has already been informed he will not be retained. He's a goner. - Somewhat contrary to my initial source, Foley will be the primary decision maker on a new coach (gulp) - The Board of Trustees, the President, and the boosters have given Foley a "blank check" to make it happen - money will NOT be an issue - Foley HAS already interviewed coaches, and agents have been spoken to as well. Interviews actually began after last season. - Does not know who the coaches who have been contacted are Again, take it or leave it. I don't know if the information is true or not. I don't think any of it is Earth-shattering, but I'm personally convinced that we won't have to worry about seeing Muschamp on the Gator sidelines next season. SECOND UPDATE; I just received an email from a THIRD source who claims to have knowledge of the situation. Information comes from someone who is close to a member of the UAA Board. I'm going to cut and past most of it right here: According to him, Muschamp is done. The unfortunate part is that Foley is the search committee for the next coach. The sole member. Supposedly he has a list of 5 candidates. The criteria: young, HC experience, offensive-minded, familiar with the SEC. He would neither confirm nor deny any of my guesses so I don't know the specifics but I absolutely trust the source. Not knowing me, of course, you may add me to the rumor mill. This person claims that the source knows the five names on the list, but isn't saying who they are. They assured me they will keep working to get some names. Take it or leave it, Gators. Discuss.