Will Muschamp will be Florida's next head coach. You knew that. But did you know that blogs may have broken this story?
It begins on Friday night, with a post by SB Nation's own Burnt Orange Nation saying that Muschamp was a top Florida target. In that post, Peter Bean wrote:
I haven't seen this reported anywhere and I'm not able to confirm it at this time. Now, it wouldn't exactly be surprising to learn Florida is interested in Muschamp, but if there's an offer out there, or substantive talks, that would be news.
(Since the news broke, BON has been less than enthused to lose Muschamp: "It's done. The wheels are off. And 2010 is officially the worst year of all time. Start your drinking, Horns fans.")
And then there's the case of Saturday Down South, which cited "a source close to the information" and reported that Florida would hire Muschamp late Saturday evening. That blog also took to Twitter to saturate timelines with the news.
Neither of those reports were taken very seriously at the time they were published. But it should be noted that both the first whiff of Muschamp being a Florida target and the first report saying he would be hired came from blogs.