It was a busy Thursday night for local TV stations. A few hours after a Montgomery station reported that Auburn was on the verge of offering its job to Steve Spurrier, a Mobile station offered a much bolder report: Auburn would name Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as its new head coach today.
I haven’t talked to Muschamp, but the Texas coach-in-waiting has reached out to at least a couple of outlets (AuburnSports.com and AuburnUndercover.com among them) to debunk the report and say he has no interest in leaving Austin.
As I’ve said, I never rule out anything in a coaching search. I’ve kept Muschamp on my “long-shot” list, and I’ve certainly heard rumblings about Spurrier (although nothing concrete). But it’s always worth taking vague TV reports crediting anonymous sources with a large grain of salt.