Will Muschamp Says He "Cleaned Up" Florida's Football Program After Urban Meyer's Tenure

Former Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp was named as the head coach at South Carolina today following a year as Auburn's defensive coordinator, but he couldn't help himself from taking a shot at former Florida head man and current Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

Muschamp succeeded Meyer's tenure at Florida, which included two national championships, but Muschamp failed to lead them to one SEC Championship Game and had them ranked in the final AP Poll just once during his four seasons in Gainesville.

However, Muschamp said he accomplished the goal that was set in front of him - to clean up the program left by Meyer.

"My first day on the job, I sat with our president, Dr. Bernie Machen, and he came in my office one-on-one and shut the door, and he said, 'Clean it up.' And we did that. We left the program much better than we inherited it. It didn't end the way we wanted it to, but we graduated our players, had the highest grade-point average in school history for consecutive semesters my last four semesters there, and we did things the right way."

25 players were charged or arrested for a total 31 crimes during Meyer's six years at Florida, and that doesn't include tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is now a convicted murderer and is being probed for his role in a 2007 shooting in Gainesville during his freshman year.

Only six of those players were kicked off the team, and around half received a one-game suspension or were punished "internally."

Meyer went 65-15 at Florida, including 36-12 in SEC play, while Muschamp went 28-21 (17-15).

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