A clause in Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp's contract bars him from recruiting players the University of Florida is targeting unless Auburn has also targeted them, according to AL.com.
Muschamp, the former Florida head coach whose hiring at Auburn was officially announced Saturday, "is not allowed to recruit players Florida targeted as potential signees that Auburn has not," according to the report.
A clause in Muschamp's contract (he was fired following his fourth season as head coach) does not allow him to recruit players Florida has focused on unless Auburn has done the same.
Muschamp doesn't foresee Auburn running into any issues.
"As long as Auburn was previously recruiting a student-athlete, we're more than
welcome to recruit," Muschamp said.
Starting Monday, collegiate coaches are permitted to contact potential signees only via mail or telephone calls.
Muschamp was fired from Florida in November after Florida struggled offensively for a second consecutive season and finished 6-5. Following a promising 11-2 season in 2012, the Gators finished 4-8 under Muschamp in 2013 and failed to reach a bowl game as an eligible team for the first time since 1986. Muschamp's overall record over four seasons at Florida was 28-21.
Known for his defensive coaching abilities, Muschamp began his collegiate coaching career at Auburn, and was the Tigers defensive coordinator in 2006.
- Will Green