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Florida's Will Muschamp On His Georgia Roots: 'No Bearing On This Game At All'

Don't really know why newspapermen expect a Nick Saban pupil to reveal he has complicated emotions about anything, let alone a football game, but just in case you were wondering, here's Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp on coaching against the Georgia Bulldogs -- a team he played for:

"I know there will be a lot of wasted ink on the fact that I played at Georgia and now I'm coaching at Florida, but this is not the first time that I have coached against Georgia. I'm looking forward to the opportunity, and taking the Gators to Jacksonville."

"Wherever I played has no bearing on this game at all. Every game is important, they're all important games. It's a SEC East opponent, it's a big rival, it's important to the University of Florida so it's important to me."

"This profession is different than a lot of professions. You do your job for the school that you're working for. It's my job to do a great job for the University of Florida, and that's what I'm trying to do. Again, I talked about it earlier, I don't mean disrespect to anybody, but I'm loyal to people, not places. I work for Jeremy Foley and Dr. Bernie Machen, and those are the people I need to do a good job for and this football team and staff. That's how I view things. I've worked at Auburn, LSU and Texas - I've worked a lot of different places, and this isn't the first time I've played against Georgia."

Muschamp is the first head coach in the history of the rivalry to have played for the opposite side. However, as an assistant with both the Auburn Tigers and LSU Tigers, he's already coached against the Dawgs. Nobody really cared then.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.