Muschamp Not an Option?

Former LSU defensive coordinator will follow Nick Saban to the Miami Dolphins.

Clemson defensive coordinator candidate Will Muschamp, who has been at LSU since 2001 and has served as its defensive coordinator since 2002, has accepted a job with the Miami Dolphins.

Former LSU head coach Nick Saban will be formally introduced to the media as the Dolphins' new head coach Tuesday morning and Muschamp will officially be named as an assistant shortly thereafter.

The absence of Muschamp now means that Clemson linebackers coach David Blackwell once again emerges as a top candidate to fill the void left by John Lovett, who was fired as defensive coordinator following the season.

Last week, a statewide radio network reported that Virginia Tech defensive backfield coach Lorenzo Ward was high on Tigers coach Tommy Bowden's list. However, Ward said last week that he has "no desire" to discuss coming to Clemson unless it was about the defensive coordinator position.

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