No disrespect to Auburn, Muschamp announcement a matter of timing


Published: Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6:24 p.m.

The Auburn Tigers aren't very happy with the Florida Gators at the moment.

First, Urban Meyer voted Oregon No. 1 ahead of Auburn in the final coaches' poll. Then, on Saturday night, UF announced the hiring of new football coach Will Muschamp right when the Heisman Trophy ceremony was beginning in New York. AU fans think UF timed the announcement to distract from Cam Newton's big night.

Incorrect.




According to a story on Gatorzone.com (UF's official website), the plan was not to release the Muschamp news when it did. But when the story broke on Twitter, UF went ahead and released it. It just happened to come out when the Heisman show was getting started on ESPN.

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