Texas OC Will Muschamp will be the next head coach at Florida

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp

is leaving the Longhorns to be the head coach at Florida.

Muschamp succeeds Urban Meyer, who won two national

championships in six seasons with the Gators but resigned Wednesday

after a 7-5 season.

The 39-year-old Muschamp spent three seasons at Texas, where he

was the head-coach-in-waiting to succeed Mack Brown.

Muschamp, who once lived in Gainesville as a child, says taking

over the Florida program is a "dream come true."

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley says in a statement that

Muschamp is the "only person we met with and the only person we

offered the job to."