SEC Media Days: Muschamp mixes old with new at Florida

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Will Muschamp understands he didn't take over the typical college football program.

The 39-year-old first-time head coach grabbed one of the sport's plum jobs when he was hired to lead Florida. Though the Gators finished with a 8-5 record last season, they won two out of the past six national championships under Urban Meyer, and still have plenty of talent on the roster.

Muschamp didn't shy away from the expectations of the job at SEC Media Days on Wednesday, saying "I don't think anybody's feeling sorry for the Gators."

The former defensive coordinator praised Meyer, saying several parts of the program have stayed the same. But he brings his own philosophy. He's tweaking the defense and special teams while Charlie Weis takes over the offense.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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